McMahon Services was contracted to deliver camp upgrade works at the Santos Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields for on site personnel. The asset set to double the energy company’s oil production and ramp up gas supplies, with a demand for new facilities as the operation expands.
A team of 21 from McMahon Services, including six Intract workers, mobilised from Adelaide to the remote site in late February 2013.
Through a strong relationship formed with the Central Land Council (CLC), McMahon Services also engaged two local Aboriginal men to work on the project.
Before the team could start on the upgrade, a temporary camp was set up on site and a new road constructed to assist with crane and building deliveries. The existing camp accommodation blocks and laundry were then demolished making way for the new ensuited facilities.
In preparation for the new modular accommodation blocks, six new pads were constructed along with associated footings, putting our new mobile concrete batching plant to work. The new modular buildings had to be transported from the on-site workshop to the camp site, approximately one kilometre away. The team utilised a 100t and 250t crane to transport the six, two-storey buildings, complete with ensuited facilities.
Once delivered, the buildings were assembled, including a new laundry facility. Verandas, staircases, laundry shoots and a dumbwaiter were also installed. Finishing details included all associated plumbing work, installed new roofing on the verandas and constructed concrete footpaths.