The University of Queensland, QGC, Santos and Arrow Energy have committed up to $20 million to create a Centre for Coal Seam Gas (CCSG) to further increase the knowledge and skills base of the growing coal seam gas industry. The CCSG aims to be the pre‐eminent global authority on CSG, drawing on the capabilities from some 16 Schools and Centres across UQ as well as other universities in Australia and overseas.
The Santos GLNG Project also announced an Australian-first million-dollar-plus-partnership with SkillsTech Australia to establish a specialised Coal Seam Gas (CSG) and Gas Transmission Pipeline Operations Training Centre in Acacia Ridge, Brisbane.
The Centre will offer 60 places for gas field operations and 10 for underground gas transmission pipeline operations. President Santos GLNG Mark Macfarlane said the program was further evidence of the opportunities the CSG to LNG industry is creating for Queenslanders.
The Santos GLNG Project is looking to recruit trainees between now and early next year with first courses due to start March 2012. Applicants can apply through www.glng.com
>>Link to Training Centre media release.
>>Link to UQ Centre for Coal Seam Gas media release.
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