Qteq is a privately held company focused on using innovative technologies to improve exploration and production of oil, gas, groundwater and other georesources.
Our focus grew out of a need to constantly capitalise on disruptive technologies so that our clients can achieve real efficiencies and cost savings while meeting their desired social and environmental outcomes.
Our ability to develop fit-for-purpose technologies at an appropriate price point has enabled us to become the largest provider of subsurface pressure monitoring systems in the world.
We are renowned for our advanced sensor technologies that measure (characterise) and monitor (track changes to) the subsurface environment.
These sensing capabilities enable our clients to manage their georesources and mitigate technical, commercial and environmental risks.
Our Mission, Vision & Values
We improve the sustainability and productivity of the world’s georesources industries by strengthening our clients’ commercial and environmental operations. We do so by transforming the relationship between technological excellence and cost performance, while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and service quality.
To lead change in georesources industries through technical and commercial innovations that protect the environment and enhance our clients’ social licence to operate.
Qteq identifies with guiding principles that define the behaviour of our company and our people. Our employees are assessed in part by their commitment to these values in their daily work:
Safety is our top priority
We create value for our clients
We do so ethically and with integrity
We deliver on our commitments
We do so without compromising quality
We are passionate about responsible georesources development
We believe innovation is the key to enabling georesources sustainability
We strive to minimise negative environmental and social impacts
We value our families and work to inspire and protect them
We respect different perspectives and embrace diversity
We thrive in the face of adversity
We encourage bold thinking to challenge rhetoric
We are the best at what we do, but always strive to be better
We take pride in, and reward, achievement.
Health & Safety
Qteq’s primary obligation is the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors and clients.
Our team’s excellent safety record results from fastidious attention to safety in all work areas and from continually assessing and improving our QHSE programs and initiatives.
Qteq is dedicated to achieving ‘GOAL ZERO’ through one safe day at a time. We are also committed to reducing our environmental footprint through effective resource consumption and efficient recycling policies.
Our attention to safety exists because our leadership team is firmly committed to a policy that enables all work activities to be carried out safely, and with all possible measures taken to remove – or at least reduce – risks to the health, safety and welfare of our employees and the communities in which we work.
Responsibility & Sustainability
Responsible, sustainable georesources exploration and production is necessary to maintain society and to ensure it flourishes in the future.
Qteq has committed to act responsibly towards our customers, employees, shareholders, financial backers, business partners and our wider network of suppliers as well as the communities with whom we work.
This commitment is encoded in our DNA because we understand that responsible actions are vital to sustaining our own social licence to operate.
Our portfolio of technical products and services is therefore targeted at increasing the efficiency of georesources clients, while ensuring the sustainability of their developments.
Qteq strives to improve the economic and environmental quality of life for everyone.
Our range of products and services has been driven by a simple philosophy: develop and supply innovations that do more, for less, more often and faster while leaving a smaller footprint, thus mitigating social and environmental impacts.
For example, companies using Qteq’s PumpTraq technology to optimise their CSG well-dewatering strategies find they are enhancing the lifespan of their submersible pumps. This accelerates the onset of gas production and maximises gas production rates while boosting recovery factors.
Engineering Design & Manufacture
Qteq has pioneered the development of a rig-less deployed suspended monitoring architecture, that can be retrofit through existing completions, and can support a combination of multiple point and distributed electronic and fibre optic sensors, together with low-flow groundwater sampling systems.
This flexible electro-optical-hydraulic architecture has been successfully installed in CCS, groundwater, and CSG wells.
Qteq has also developed a multi-zone deployed monitoring completion architecture using wired sensors that eliminates the need for cable splices, and a multi-zone wireless completion architecture that completely eliminates the need for cables altogether.
The assembly of an in-house multi-disciplinary engineering team, with specialist expertise in mechanical design, instrumentation, electrical engineering, and PLC coding has been crucial to the success of these innovations.
Today, the engineering design team is engaged in development of next-generation groundwater sampling systems, wireless downhole monitoring technologies, and rig-less multi-line sensor conveyancing systems and associated techniques.
These projects, and ideas for enhancing existing products and developing other new capabilities are directed by a clearly defined technology roadmap. This roadmap aims to expand Qteq’s portfolio of products and services across a wider range of industries, both domestically and into overseas geomarkets.
Management System Accreditation
Qteq actively pursues the achievement of recognised and accredited business practices.
By adopting the best practices as set out in the various management systems, Qteq aims to protect the health and safety of its business, employees and that of its clients, trading partners and other stakeholders.
Currently, Qteq has achieved and maintains the following accreditations:
ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System
ISO 55001:2014 Asset Management System
AS/NZ 4801:2001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational Health & Safety Management System