“Santos GLNG Scotia CF1 project successfully completed Civil and Piling Works for the Gas Plant expansion project in 2017. The works included supply and installation of ~900 driven steel piles. Congratulations to the DFI team for completing the scope on time and on budget, ready for the next phase of the expansion works. The DFI team delivered a high quality outcome, with excellent safety performance and no LTI’s.
“Equipment direct mounted on driven steel piles is a novel method of execution of foundation systems for the oil and gas industry in Australia. While this system has been studied in the past and is used frequently in North America, Scotia CF1 is the first project in Australia where this method has been physically implemented.
“Driven steel pile design resulted in substantial savings off the sanctioned capex and the facilities critical path schedule, when compared to the traditional in-situ concrete system. This design and construction methodology has set a new benchmark and has become the base case for future facilities projects for Santos”
Sanjay Goel | GLNG Development Projects – Facilities Lead
“APA sought to engage DFI for provision of piles at its Wallumbilla Compressor Station in Queensland. APA has undertaken significant brownfields works at the station and was looking for the opportunity of streamlining the piling activities for projects on the site. Historically bored pier piles have been installed and this has been found to be prohibitive on schedule and costs and presented risks with the extent of work required in brownfield areas very close to existing equipment.
“The DFI approach has had the following benefits for APA:
“APA has found the DFI team to be very helpful and responsive in relation to technical aspects of driven steel pile design and focused on delivering quick, cost effective, safe piling packages well suited to the installations being carried out by APA.”
“Wasco Australia was introduced to DFI Energy Services in 2014 when DFI first considered establishing itself in Queensland. From the outset it was clear to us that the product and service offered by DFI could be utilised in the upstream oil and gas sector here in the same manner as it is in Canada and elsewhere by DFI.
“During 2017 DFI was engaged as an integrated service partner with Wasco (EPC contractor) to design, supply and install steel driven piles for a compression facility expansion project in southern Bowen Basin of Queensland. The scope required interpretation of geotechnical data, selection of pile size, distribution and depth and pile cap interface design for structures associated with pipework, rotating equipment and static equipment being added to a brownfield operating facility. Pile layout and installation planning was critical in order to avoid complex site manoeuvring. DFI came up with the solutions required. Design, materials, equipment and personnel. Their solutions are smart and made to look simple by a team that clearly has many years of experience and the right tools for the job.
“We congratulate DFI on its achievements to date in Australia and wish Matt and the team all the very best for further success and look forward to working together again.”