The Ichthys project is one of the largest LNG projects, taking gas from the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin offshore of Western Australia. Airswift supported various clients throughout the project in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea.


  • Limited talent pools and high demand of availability due to competing projects
  • Shortage of local talent with necessary skill and pipeline experience
  • Verification of authenticity of candidates’ certificates
  • Mobilisation of workers to multiple work locations with minimal notice, sometimes within less than a week

Airswift Solution

Airswift provided the following services to support the project:

  • Recruitment of permanent, fixed term and contract personnel to all project phases across multiple international locations
  • Conducted talent mapping for the market
  • Creation of an Indonesian candidate database, enabling a turnaround of 12 hours for most of the positions in Batam
  • Asked for recommendations for all proposed candidate to ensure competencies
  • Moblisation and de-mobilisation travel support and compliant visa and immigration arrangements
  • On-boarding support including international contract administration, travel and medical insurance, pre-employment background checks and medicals
  • Compliant host and home country income tax and local payroll and income taxes paid on behalf of personnel
  • Support of relocation, including meet and greets, accommodation and local transport, schooling for children, driver’s license conversion and event management
  • Developed close relationships with contractors through regular site visits and hosted events


  • Airswift assembled a dedicated delivery team, comprised of a global account manager and discipline-specific recruitment consultants, who successfully completed all manpower and project requirements within target, which involved the construction, commissioning and start-up of the FPSO and CPF across two yards in South Korea.
  • Assigned manpower delivery for 80% of the drilling team and 80% of the procurement team
  • Provided Consulting services for relocation costs, tax liabilities support, cost analysis on pay rates, potential cost impact from local labour laws and thorough advise on complex immigration processes and procedures