By Sarah Byrne

DECMIL Group Limited has won an extension to its QCLNG Wellsite Installation Services Contract for QGC, worth an estimated $35 million.

The contract is held by a wholly owned subsidiary of Decmil and the wells are tied into the Charlie field, which is located in the Surat basin.

Decmil confirmed the contract extension was made in relation to the 300 to 400 new wells that BG subsidiary QGC’ announced it would drill late last year, to support a second train.

The extension, which is initially estimated to be worth approximately $35 million for 2016, is an extension of the existing framework contract with QGC, Decmil said.

Speaking with Oil & Gas Australia, Decmil chief financial officer Craig Amos said the company’s facilities will remain at present status following the extension.

Decmil has a regional office in Chinchilla, a logistics distribution centre in Miles and shared office facilities with QGC in Chinchilla accommodating over 200 personnel at peak.

The contract extension will see Decmil continue to support QGC’s operations with wellhead construction, logistics, material management and a range of construction services for 2016.

Commenting on similar work for other coal seam gas (CSG) companies in the region, Mr Amos said Decmil is on a panel for Origin for brownfields work in the Surat basin called Stay in Business (SIB).

The role of SIB is to provide operation and maintenance opportunities.

Mr Amos said work in operations and maintenance in the region is promising.

Decmil Group offers a range of services to the resources and infrastructure sectors.

Companies within the group specialise in design, civil engineering and construction, accommodation services, mechanical fabrication, maintenance, and telecommunications.