Leighton O'Brien News and Events

We are hiring: Brisbane-based Field Technician

We are hiring: Brisbane-based Field Technician

An exciting opportunity exists for a self-motivated, enthusiastic person to join our team of experienced Field Technicians. Based in Brisbane, the role encompasses all aspects of Leighton O’Brien’s certification and maintenance operations in underground fuel systems. This involves integrity testing underground fuel tanks for leaks and performing fuel restoration services at retail fuel sites using…

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14.06.2019 – by Leighton O'Brien

Leighton O’Brien appoints Operations Manager (Europe & Africa)

Leighton O’Brien today announced the promotion of Mahir Hodzic to Operations Manager (Europe and Africa). The key appointment will accelerate growth of global field technologies operations. Formerly Business Development Engineer (Asia Pacific), Mr Hodzic will lead the commercial, business development and engineering functions of Leighton O’Brien’s growing European and African field technologies business including precision…

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08.03.2019 – by Leighton O'Brien

Leighton O’Brien Australia is hiring: Northern Region Operations Manager

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Australian Field Services operations. We are seeking a Northern Region Operations Manager to play an integral role in the management of our business in QLD, NT, WA and PNG. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong manager with relevant industry experience to provide leadership and expert engineering…

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23.03.2017 – by Leighton O'Brien

Leighton O’Brien announces strategic partnership with Wolftank Adisa Group

Melbourne, Australia, 6 October 2016 –- Leighton O’Brien, a leading fuel software and field technologies company, today announced a strategic partnership with Wolftank Adisa Group, a leader in storage tank corrosion protection and leak prevention technologies. Wolftank will become a Licensed Service Partner for Leighton O’Brien’s market-leading leak detection and fuel restoration technologies throughout Western…

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07.10.2016 – by Leighton O'Brien

New installation testing: Why test before concreting?

By Reed Leighton, CEO of Leighton O’Brien Picture this: A conversation two petroleum industry executives might have at a trade conference or a chance encounter at an airport gate lounge in Dallas, Denver, or Detroit. The topic of conversation is testing newly installed underground storage tanks. “I’m not convinced you guys in the tank-testing business…

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15.09.2016 – by Leighton O'Brien

Leighton O’Brien Australia is hiring: Southern Region Operations Manager – Field Services

We are currently hiring for a Southern Region Operations Manager, which plays an integral role in the management and operations of Leighton O’Brien Field Services in VIC, SA, TAS and New Zealand. This is an exciting opportunity for a strong manager with relevant industry experience to provide leadership and expert engineering advice on a range of environmental and…

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29.04.2016 – by Leighton O'Brien

Tank integrity testing launched in WA

Leighton O’Brien has launched a company-owned undergound tank and line integrity testing service in Western Australia to service our growing WA customer base. From this week our experienced testing technician, Ray Pearson, is available to conduct precision tank and line integrity testing. Ray will be based in Perth and able provide state-wide testing coverage. Our…

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12.04.2016 – by Leighton O'Brien

Preserving UST assets a hot topic at PetroForum

By Greg Salverson, VP Business Development It’s been a whirlwind few days attending PetroForum APAC in Bangkok, a key gathering of oil companies and suppliers throughout Asia. It’s a valuable forum to meet customers, business partners to discuss business opportunities and market trends, and catch up with familiar faces. From Leighton O’Brien’s perspective, oil companies…

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10.03.2016 – by Leighton O'Brien

Water in your underground storage tank is the enemy

Mike Thornton VP, US Operations Combine two atoms of hydrogen with one atom of oxygen and you have yourself one of the greatest potential sources of cost and exposure for the petroleum industry. Water ingress in fuel storage systems more often than not leads to the growth of microbial bacteria. Too often we have seen…

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08.05.2015 – by Leighton O'Brien

Tank cleaning: US study reveals growing issue of microbial related corrosion in diesel tanks

Jason Park General Manager, Service Distributors Further to our last blog post on the impact of modern fuel formulations on storage tank integrity, the US PEI Association recently published a paper on microbial related corrosion of diesel storage tanks. It follows an investigation at UST facilities at the Dallas/Forth Worth airport. The study recommended a…

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13.04.2015 – by Leighton O'Brien

Modern fuel formulations an industry game changer

Reed Leighton CEO It’s been 10 years since Leighton O’Brien conducted its first integrity test for new underground tank installations, which we call Pre Bury Post Bury (PBPB) testing. In reflecting on this the other day, I contrasted where we were ‘back then’ to where we are ‘today’. ‘Back then’ Leighton O’Brien was conducting underground…

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25.03.2015 – by Leighton O'Brien

Underground tank testing: Failure of UPSS a ‘ticking time bomb’

Australia’s peak petroleum marketer’s association, ACAPMA, has warned the potential failure of underground storage tanks and lines is a ticking time bomb for independent petrol station operators. Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton also points out that based on its own data collected over 20 years monitoring and underground tank testing literally thousands of underground petroleum…

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04.02.2015 – by Leighton O'Brien

CEO Update: Positive outlook for Leighton O’Brien and the industry in 2015

As we kick off the New Year, staff and management at Leighton O’Brien hope our customers, Licensed Service Providers and business partners had a very enjoyable break with family and friends, and are feeling refreshed for the year ahead. The company is looking forward to a busy and prosperous 2015, as we seek to respond…

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04.02.2015 – by Leighton O'Brien

Adding fuel polishing and restoration to our product line through Leighton O’Brien is another valued service to address fuel quality issues. We are extremely pleased with the design and efficiency of the units and provides a professional platform that fits our model well.

Chris Biellier, Vice President
Seneca Companies – Environmental & Waste Solutions Divisions, USA

Leighton O’Brien is integral to our operation. We trust them to provide tank cleaning, testing and monitoring for our petrol stations around Australia. They are a smart engineering and technology company who I highly recommend.

Terry Lunney, Manager – Assets, Facilities, Construction
7-Eleven Stores Pty. Ltd.

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