Watching for Jobs at the Barossa Offshore Project – NT

Watching for Jobs at the Barossa Offshore Project – NT

In the ‘Watching for jobs …….’ series we are going to be running over Australian Mining and Construction projects all over the country.  In each post we will include an Overview of the project, a Location Profile, the Companies involved, the Occupations required, the skills / qualifications that will help you to get your foot in the door and the Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.  This will help you to stay in the loop and know how to skill up where needed.  The aim is to help you get yourself into the best position to land a start on the major sites and projects around Australia.

About the Barossa Offshore Project

The Barossa Offshore Project is an offshore gas and light condensate project that proposes to provide a new source of gas to Darwin LNG via a new export pipeline tied into the existing Bayu-Darwin Pipeline, subject to agreement with the infrastructure owners.

Quick Facts:

  • 300km off the coast, north of Darwin, NT.
  • Owner: The Barossa joint venture partners are:
    • ConocoPhillips Australia Barossa Pty Ltd (operator, 37.5%),
    • SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd (37.5%)
    • Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (25.0%)
  • Project scope approximately > $500 million.
  • Project currently in front-end engineering design (FEED) phase.
  • Project expected to make final investment decision (FID) at the end of 2019.
  • The offshore development concept includes:
    • a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility;
    • subsea production system;
    • and gas export pipeline.
  • Project joint venture partners are planning for the Barossa Offshore project to replace Bayu-Undan production when it ceases in the early 2020s.

Barossa Offshore Project


Occupations Potentially Required for the Barossa Offshore Project

An offshore installation project like this will potential require:

  • Offhosre Electrical / Instrumentation Trades
  • Offshore Mechanical Trades
  • Offshore Metal Trades
  • Offshore Plant Operators
  • Offshore Crane Operators / Riggers
  • Offshore Labourers
  • Offshore Health & Safety
  • Offshore Supervisors

Qualifications that may help you get a foot in on the Barossa Offshore Project

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Barossa Offshore Project


Note: These are all purely Front End Engineering and Design Contracts. If  / when a final investment decision is made to progress this project and we are made aware of further contracts being awarded we will update this article.


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Barossa Offshore Project Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated into this article.

Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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