Milestone for $750m gas project
First gas from the Roma East field in the Surat Basin flowed in February this year and with commissioning now safely completed, the plant is fully operational.
The Roma East project involves bringing 480 wells online, including drilling about 430 new wells, connecting existing appraisal wells, and drilling pre-development wells in the surrounding areas.
The project also includes about 420km of water, gas gathering and other pipelines, 120 TJ per day of additional compression, 670km of powerlines, 25km of fibre optic cables and a new water-handling facility for irrigation.
“Production from Roma has been building nicely and is now about 118 TJ,” Santos vice-president CSG developments Rob Simpson said.
“I am particularly pleased that we were able to bring forward the expansion of 3G and 4G telecommunication services at Summer Hills.
“This has fixed significant black spots in the country north of Wallumbilla and along the Warrego Highway, benefiting local residents.”
Construction on the Roma East project will continue until mid-2020 as the remaining wells are drilled and connected.
When completed, Santos GLNG expects the project will deliver about 50 PJ of additional gas production each year.
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