# 2012 Barcelona
Key Words : PE100, Coal Seam Gas, Water The coal seam gas projects in Australia are undergoing a massive expansion, with greatly increased gas production for both domestic and export markets. Total investment is expected to be in excess of AUD $30b. PE100 has been selected as the material of choice for the gas gathering pipelines and pipelines for produced formation water. The demand for PE pipe is significant with over 30,000 wells to be drilled and in excess of 50,000km of PE pipeline required. In order to minimise the risks and costs associated with developing such extensive piping systems the major energy companies, engineering consultants and plastics pipes industry combined resources to prepare a code of practice specifically for the application. The code addresses materials, design, safety, testing, commissioning and other aspects relating specifically to PE pipelines. The contribution of the combined PE compound, fitting and pipe industry was critical in providing appropriate expertise. The process of establishing the joint working group and gaining mutual recognition of the expertise and contributions of the various participants is described.