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GR Engineering Services Limited (ASX:GNG) (GR Engineering) is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, Upstream Production Solutions (Upstream PS), has entered into a maintenance services contract with Eni Australia, the operator of the Blacktip Gasfield and associated production infrastructure (Contract).

Under the Contract, Upstream PS has been engaged to provide maintenance services for an initial term of three years (with extension options). Upstream PS’ scope of services includes the administration and execution of maintenance activities, logistics, procurement, engineering and operations support in relation to the unmanned Blacktip Wellhead Platform and associated onshore Yelcherr Gas Plant.   

The Blacktip gas field is located 110km off the northern coast of Australia in the Timor Sea’s Bonaparte Basin. The Yelcherr Gas Plant is located 12km south west of the town of Wadeye in the Northern Territory.

Commenting on the Contract award, Upstream PS’ Managing Director, Joe Corvetti said:

“Upstream PS has a strong historical presence in the Northern Territory with our business being founded in Darwin more than 18 years ago. The Blacktip Gasfield supplies gas for domestic power generation in the Northern Territory and Upstream PS is proud to be associated with this regionally significant project.

This will be the second project that we are engaged on in the Timor Sea. We will be drawing upon our specialist operations and maintenance capability to work with Eni and support safe and efficient production.”

GR Engineering’s Managing Director, Geoff Jones noted:

“Upstream PS’ ability to continue adding to its client portfolio is commendable, and a testament to its management, delivery team and track record.”



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About Upstream Production Solutions


Upstream PS has an extensive track record in the provision of operations and maintenance, wellsites, engineering and production assurance services. The Upstream PS team has served the oil and gas industry in Australia and South East Asia for more than 18 years, with a strong reputation for providing safe, innovative and sustainable solutions to production challenges.

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