French engineering giant DORIS establishes Asia-Pacific HQ in Australia

18 Sep 2018

DORIS Engineering (DORIS), a global leader in providing upstream engineering services to the oil and gas industry, has opened an Asia-Pacific regional headquarters in Perth.

‘The establishment of a regional headquarters in Perth demonstrates DORIS’ confidence in the local oil and gas market,’ says Benoit Lamoureux, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, in a company media release.

‘The office opening reflects the commitment of DORIS in building a strong presence in Australia and Southeast Asia, forming part of DORIS’ wider global growth strategy.

‘We are witnessing an increase in project activity in the region and we will capitalise on our position as a global leader to win new local projects. Our centralised new office will allow us to engage effectively with local clients and partners.’

The office opening comes just as the Australian and Indonesian Governments announced the conclusion of negotiations on the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). Indonesia committed to allow Australian ownership up to 75% of oil and gas platform construction; and 51% of offshore oil and gas drilling.

DORIS is already active in Australia, having recently completed an engineering study for Western Gas, a Perth-based operator looking to develop the Equus gas field on the North West Shelf by 2023.

The Perth office will serve as a base to deliver a full range of offshore engineering services, including design engineering, conceptual studies, project management, procurement, technical assistance, turnkey contracts, technical studies, and research and development.

Founded in France in 1965, DORIS Engineering is a global engineering company with more than 50 years’ experience in upstream project developments, both onshore and offshore.

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