Jacobs Engineering announced it has been awarded a contract from QGC, part of BG Group. Officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that the services are being provided from Jacobs’ Brisbane, Australia and Denver, Colorado, U.S. offices, enabling QGC to leverage the experience that Jacobs has gained in the U.S. market. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is performing concept study and pre-FEED activities to support development of the upstream portion of the project. Jacobs’ scope of work includes the production well pads, the gathering systems that transport the produced fluids and the field compressor stations that form part of the transport system carrying the produced gas to the LNG production facilities. These facilities are designed to connect into the existing infrastructure that transports the CSG to QGC’s LNG plant located on Curtis Island. The Queensland Curtis LNG project is anticipated to be the world's first project to convert CSG into LNG, and to provide cleaner hydrocarbon energy for export markets from 2014.