Resources (Mining, Oil & Gas)


SMEC provides extensive infrastructure engineering and innovative asset and integrity management advisory and execution solutions to the mining industry that ensure optimal maintenance, supply chain efficiency and improved operations performance.

Through our global network, we support our mining clients in the development, operation and maintenance of their mines and supporting infrastructure, the execution of key strategies and enhancement of technical skills to deliver sustainable results.

Our mining capabilities range from operational improvements and cost control, through to mining and processing equipment risk management advice, and owners’ representative services for infrastructure assets. We have an in-depth knowledge of technical design and management support of mining infrastructure, including mine site groundwork; roads, bridges, rail, tunnelling, airports, villages and buildings; tailings water and sewage processing plants; and power transmission and distribution facilities.

We offer tailored engineering solutions for mining companies and contractors, addressing our client’s challenges, even in the most remote locations.

At SMEC, we continually develop and refine our extensive mining services which include:


  • Early phase studies and support ranging from Social & Community through environment and EIS to infrastructure design and optimisation and closure planning
  • Extensive engineering ability is all aspects of road, rail, port, water and power including all support disciplines eg Geotechnical and hydrology
  • Process optimisation

Asset & Integrity Management

Operations & Maintenance

Oil & Gas

SMEC offers a full spectrum of support services for the oil and gas industry. These services typically are design, engineering, operations and maintenance and asset management solutions.

Working strategically with our clients, including local and multinational contractors, governments, statutory bodies and other private sector organisations; we can deliver cost effective world class projects as well as optimised efficient oil and gas solutions.

Our oil and gas capabilities extend through all stages of a project lifecycle, from conceptual design, engineering, construction support, operational readiness, production optimisation, transportation and storage, through to operations and maintenance support services.

SMEC provides tailored services and solutions that align to industry, environmental and government legislation, standards and procedures to ensure our clients achieve the greatest possible value from their assets with minimal risk and optimal safety.

Our areas of oil and gas expertise includes:

Asset Management

Operations & Maintenance


  • Field and wellhead site development
  • Hydrocarbon process separation
  • Hydrocarbon process and refining design and engineering
  • Minor brownfield and modification engineering
  • Process optimisation and debottlenecking
  • Emergency shutdown systems
  • Non-production facilities and utilities systems engineering


Copper Mine Maintenance Improvement Program

One of the largest copper producer in the world consisting of six divisions and an affiliated company operates a number of open pit and underground mines.

An open pit mine located in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile began production in 2008 and required a maintenance improvement program to optimise the availability of plant and mine equipment.

SMEC was engaged to develop a maintenance program and a long term and sustainable asset management model and maintenance model to achieve the client’s strategic objectives for its copper mine.

Tangguh LNG Maintenance Management Support

The Tangguh gas field lies in Bintuni Bay, in the province of West Papua, Indonesia and is operated by a consortium of international companies, led by British Petroleum (BP) (37% stake), CNOOC (17%), and Mitsubishi Corporation (16.3%).

Production began in June 2009 where the natural gas extracted from the field is liquefied and the resulting LNG is transported to Asian customers, mostly in China, South Korea and Japan. The natural gas field contains over 500 billion m³ (17 Tcf) of proven natural gas reserves, with estimates of potential reserves reaching over 800 billion cubic metres (28 trillion cubic feet).

Pakistan Petroleum Limited Call Out Services

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production in Pakistan, and operates natural gas and LPG processing facilities at six producing fields across the country.

PPL produces approximately 312 billion cubic feet of natural gas liquid, 3.8 million barrels of crude oil, 50,000 barrels of condensate and 27,340 tonnes of LPG annually; and contributes over 20 percent of Pakistan’s total natural gas supplies.