Sean Davidge - Manager of Water Planning and Resources for Santos tells why working on the Gladstone LNG project is the opportunity of a lifetime.....
When Shaun Davidge was at University he decided he wanted to work with water because it was the most precious resource in the world.
Now as the Manager of Water Planning and Resources with the Santos GLNG Project, he is a hydro-geologist with more than 30 years of experience in sustainable water management.
“My role on the Project is to manage a large team of water experts and ensure that the water produced has a beneficial impact on the Great Artesian Basin,” he said.
“We want each drop to be used in a sustainable manner that protects the ecology of the region.”
This Project will produce 80 million litres of water a day at peak production and a total of 340 billion litres over the life of the project.
Mr Davidge said the chance to work on the project was an opportunity of a lifetime and the most exciting role he has had yet.
“I chose to work at Santos GLNG because I felt it was a company focussed on doing things the right way by the environment and by our communities,” he said.
“The sustainable water strategies my team are developing mean our water will be able to be treated and then used to recharge Roma’s drinking supply.
“This will give the Roma community up to 50 years of drinking water.
“I was not born in Queensland however I have lived here for 13 years and had my house flooded and paddled through the water. So I consider myself a Queenslander now.
“When I have free time outside of work and family I like to go riding. I love to cycle and participate in the Santos Tour Down Under in South Australia each year.”