Usually seen from afar, students from three Gladstone schools are today getting a close-up look at Santos GLNG’s operation on Curtis Island.

In only the second site tour for Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy (QMEA) students, they will learn not only about the many and varied roles available in the resources sector, but also the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) for export to Santos GLNG’s Asian markets.

“Students will meet plant managers, engage with control room staff and graduate engineers while undertaking a comprehensive tour of the site,” said Santos GLNG’s Brenton Hawtin.

“It’ll be great for the students to see how LNG is produced, starting with extracting natural gas from the Surat and Bowen basins, the journey down a 420-kilometre underground pipeline to be liquefied and stored on Curtis Island, before it’s shipped to our customers,” he said.

“We also hope the tour sparks their interest in one of the many careers available to them in our sector.”

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