Global integrated logistics and materials management company ASCO has been awarded two five-year contracts with Mitsui E&P Australia (MEPAU) for logistics & storage and camp management provision to support the Stage 2 development drilling campaign in 2022, as an integral element of the Waitsia gas field project.
The Waitsia gas field is ranked one of the largest gas fields ever discovered onshore in Australia and is located approximately 330km North of Perth and within the Perth Basin. The Waitsia Stage 2 Development will unlock the potential of the Waitsia gas field. A new 250TJ/day gas processing plant is being built that will draw from up to eight production wells. The processed gas will be transported via a small pipeline to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural gas Pipeline (DBNGP). Two of these production wells are already drilled and up to six more are planned to be drilled in 2022 prior to production commencing.
The first contract deals with the provision of logistics and storage services including transport between Perth and the Perth Basin, as well as consolidation/receipt services and storage solutions across ASCO‘s Perth and Dongara supply bases.
The second contract focuses on camp management, including provision of a fully catered and serviced 52-person static accommodation camp which will be serviced by ASCO’s Camp 1 located in the Perth Basin. Personnel transport services and a well site mini-camp service at the rig site will also be included.
James Stuart, CEO ASCO Australasia commented on the contract awards: “We are absolutely delighted to be selected by MEPAU to partner with them on this significant milestone project in the Perth Basin.”
As the essential partner for global energy materials and logistics management, ASCO works with the world’s largest operators to deliver safety and service excellence, while remaining focused on sustainability across all operations. As digitalisation and modernisation are at the heart of operations at ASCO, the Group’s innovative processes and systems mean the company is at the forefront of driving supply chain efficiency.