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Coal Seam Gas

Blue signs MoU to bring new domestic gas supplies to the North Queensland market

BLUE Energy Limited has signed an MOU with North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP) owner Palisade Investment Partners to facilitate bringing new domestic gas supplies into the strong Townsville market through the NQGP. As part of the MOU, both parties will market Blue Energy’s Northern Bowen Basin gas reserves in the Sapphire Block, which is located in close proximity to the NQGP and also the agreement will seek to obtain access

Santos GLNG’s $750 million Roma East natural gas project now fully operational 

SANTOS GLNG’s $750 million Roma East project has marked a significant milestone, with the natural gas compression facility officially handed over to the operations team. First gas from the Roma East field 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

Senex completes $50 million sale of Roma North gas processing facility and pipeline

SENEX Energy Ltd has completed the sale of its Roma North gas processing facility and pipeline to major energy infrastructure operator Jemena for $50 million. Following successful commissioning and performance testing, Jemena has taken ownership of the facility and will compress and transport Senex’s natural gas to market under a long-term gas tolling arrangement. Key terms of the transaction included: Cash consideration of $50 million, with proceeds to support continued

APPEA says more supply is vital for domestic gas market

THE release of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) latest Gas Market Inquiry 2017-2020 report once again confirms the actions taken by Australia’s oil and gas industry to bring more natural gas into the domestic market are working, according to APPEA. APPEA chief executive Andrew McConville said the ACCC’s July report highlighted the industry has increased the flow of gas to the east coast market but southern states continue

APPEA says increased gas supply the real solution to meet demand

MEASURES announced by the Australian Government  to ensure domestic gas demand is met highlight that increased gas supply remains the most pragmatic response to ensuring competitive prices are available to Australian homes and businesses. APPEA said the oil and gas industry would work constructively and collaboratively with the government on the proposed gas market reforms but warned against unintended consequences of market intervention. APPEA Chief Executive Andrew McConville said the

Real confirms new Tamarama gas wells as future producers

WHILE rates from Cooper Basin focused Real Energy Corporation flow testing of the Tamarama gas wells in Queensland weren’t as strong as expected, the company is confident the two wells can be future producers. Located on the company’s ATP-927 permit in Cooper Basin in South West Queensland, the Tamarama-2 and Tamarama-3 wells recorded initial flow rates of 2 mmscf/day and 2.5 mmscf/day respectively. More recently Real Energy has performed extended

WoodMac says Beetaloo Basin could bring long-term gas supply to Australia’s east coast market

ACCORDING to research by Wood Mackenzie, Australia’s Beetaloo basin is the only new gas resource with sufficient scale to supply the east coast market in the long term. Australia’s east coast market has seen a rapid transition from conventional gas resources to unconventional gas supplies. As legacy gas sources mature and decline, the race is on to seek alternative supplies to meet east coast demand. Last year, unconventional coal seam

Galilee Basin gas a step closer to the east coast

AUSTRALIA’S largest gas infrastructure company APA Group has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Comet Ridge Galilee Pty Ltd and Vintage Energy Limited that includes commencing an in-field work programme to select a pipeline route to connect Queensland’s Galilee Basin to gas markets. Under the MOU, APA, Comet Ridge and Vintage agreed a framework for working together towards entering into a Gas Transportation Agreement (GTA).  APA

APLNG’s acquisition of Origin’s Ironbark project not opposed

THE ACCC will not oppose Australia Pacific LNG’s (APLNG) proposed acquisition of the Ironbark coal seam gas project from Origin Energy. In reaching its decision, the ACCC considered the effect of the acquisition on domestic gas supply and the level of competition between suppliers of domestic gas. “We had regard to the relatively small size of the Ironbark project. We also considered the alternatives available to Origin to either sell

Santos and Shell JV wins Queensland gas acreage 

LEADING Australian gas producers Santos and Shell have been appointed as preferred tenderer to explore new acreage in Queensland’s key gas-producing Surat and Bowen Basins in a 50-50 joint venture. Santos is the designated operator in this exploration acreage. The PLR201718-2-5 licence covers approximately 400 sq. Km, located 19 km east of the town of Surat, and was released by the Queensland Government exclusively to boost domestic gas supply on