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ATS WA – Tunnelling for High Pressure Gas Pipelines

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The ATS in collaboration with ICE –  Technical Presentation on Tunnelling for High Pressure Gas Pipelines


The presentation will draw upon experience from three major pipeline projects that utilised the micro-tunnelling technique to facilitate pipeline crossings of shorelines and waterways.

The Otway Gas Project utilised a combination of tunnelling and Horizontal Directional Drilling to install a pipeline beneath 40 m high limestone cliffs. This project demonstrated the tunnelling method for a pipeline shore crossing for the first time in Australia and implemented some world-first innovations.

GLNG utilised specialist expertise to successfully and cost-effectively deliver a major waterway crossing for a 42-inch gas transmission pipeline. This 4.2 km long tunnel has set a benchmark for the industry, with the same engineering concept now being used globally for major waterway crossings in onshore pipeline routes.

The Wheatstone LNG Project relied upon the tunnelling method to preserve valuable mangrove habitat across a Western Australian beach.

Pipeline corrosion protection monitoring and maintenance are essential for the ongoing integrity of these safety critical assets.

Speaker – Thomas Seeber, Onshore Business Manager, Atteris

Thomas was born and raised in Western Australia and graduated from Curtin University with a bachelor’s Degree in Civil and Construction Engineering. Thomas has worked for Atteris for over 13 years and recently received a Diploma of Management.

He leads Atteris’ onshore team which offers engineering for pipelines crossing difficult areas such as shorelines, waterways, and escarpments. His expertise includes conventional pipeline crossing construction methods and trenchless designs such as HDD and tunnelling. Combined with his subsea pipeline stabilisation design knowledge, Thomas provides seamless onshore to offshore pipeline interfacing throughout the pipeline life cycle.

He has been a member of the APGA WA Chapter Committee for several years, including key roles such as Chair and Secretary.

Thomas is actively involved in the Future Fuels Co-operative Research Centre, having worked on multiple research projects. He sits on the steering committee for Research Program 3: Network Lifecycle Management.


Thursday, 26 September 2019, Arrive 5:30pm for networking and refreshments, for 6:00pm start.  Event concludes approx. 7:00pm

Finger food, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided.


PTA Lecture Theatre, Public Transport Centre, West Parade, Perth, WA 6004
(Meet at ground floor reception/security desk)


This is a complimentary event, however, registration required to assist with catering – Register Here

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September 26
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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PTA Lecture Theatre
Public Transport Centre, West Parade
Perth, WA 6004 Australia