Oil and gas explorer INPEX has awarded a $5 million contract to IT services firm Empired to implement and manage a project information system for the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project off Western Australia.
Ichthys is a US$34 billion LNG project that received financial go-ahead in January this year.
Empired will implement Coreworx software at INPEX under the first phase of a project codenamed Ichthys Project Information Management (IPIM).
Further comment is being sought from Empired.
Separately, INPEX also awarded a contract for cost control software to US vendor Skire last month.
The software, also for the Icthys project, was chosen because it can integrate with SAP, INPEX's enterprise resource planning system.
The cost control work is being handled by Skire and its distributor Intergraph.