Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields Civil Package


Santos Limited


Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields, Northern Territory


$5 million


March 2013 to June 2013

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Project Overview

Construction of drill site leases and road network upgrade at Santos Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields.

In an unprecedented decision, Intract secured the civil works package for the $100 million Mereenie Oil and Gas Fields project.

A team of nine, along with four local Aboriginal men also employed by Intract, mobilised to the remote site located in the Amadeus Basin, approximately 300 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. Intract was contracted to construct eight lease pads for new drill rigs and upgrade approximately 40 kilometres of roads for better access to the site.

For Santos, the project was not just about capital and energy growth, it was also about giving Aboriginal people a stake hold in the investment and improving Indigenous communities.

The project team was proud to be working on the land, gaining tickets to operate heavy equipment, earning money to support their families, and ultimately encouraging the younger generations to follow in their footsteps.

Investing in over $6 million of plant and equipment on this project alone, and continuing to form new relationships with key community groups, McMahon Services was firmly committed to the growth of Intract through this project.

Mereenie Oil & Gas Fields Camp Upgrade
Gunlom Falls Road Reconstruction and Repairs