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Pipes & Pipelines

Wood and KBR win Crux FEED project offshore Western Australia

WOOD and KBR,Inc. have secured  a multimillion dollar contract to deliver integrated front-end engineering  design (FEED) for Shell Australia’s Crux project to build a not normally manned  (NNM) platform and gas export pipeline located approximately 600km north of  Broome, offshore Western Australia (WA). The Crux facilities will be an important  source of backfill gas supply to the Shell-operated Prelude floating liquefied  natural gas (FLNG) facility. The remotely operated, minimum facilities

AGIG successfully commissions Pluto domestic gas connection

AUSTRALIAN Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has successfully commissioned the Pluto Inlet Station – the new facility connecting the Pluto LNG Project to the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP). The successful commissioning allows additional gas supply to reach Western Australian consumers. Woodside – which operates the Pluto LNG plant near Karratha in WA – engaged AGIG’s development group to undertake a Front End Engineering Design (FEED) study to convert

Santos extends processing agreements with Beach and Senex 

SANTOS has announced it has executed binding agreement extensions with Beach Energy and Senex Energy for gas processing and related gas liquids purchases at the Moomba gas facilities. The gas processing agreement extensions are expected to result in the production of up to 18 TJ of sales gas per day, or 20 PJ over the three year term. The gas to be produced under these agreements is equivalent to more

APGA says vital link to ease pressure in east coast gas market

A VITAL link that will bring new gas to Australia’s east coast gas market has been completed and will begin commercial operations in less than a month. Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA) CEO Steve Davies said pipeline owner and operator Jemena had provided local businesses with many opportunities during construction of the 622km Northern Gas Pipeline between Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. “Now towns, businesses and resource projects along

Woodside to supply gas to Alcoa

WOODSIDE Energy has entered into a long-term gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Alcoa of Australia Limited for the supply of up to 36.4 PJ of pipeline gas. Supply will commence in 2020 from Woodside’s portfolio of domestic gas facilities, including the North West Shelf, Pluto and Wheatstone. Woodside CEO Peter Coleman welcomed the finalisation of the GSPA and said it further demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering domestic

Cooper reports successful pressure testing of Sole pipeline

COOPER Energy is breathing a sigh of relief after new pressure tests cleared the way for further development of the Sole gas pipeline in Victoria. In November Cooper reported that the Sole pipeline installation contractor had identified an anomaly in the form of a through wall thickness opening at one location in the pipeline. Subsequently the pipeline installation contractor removed a section of pipeline which contained the damage from the

Federal Treasurer confirms APA takeover quashed

FEDERAL Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has confirmed that the Australian government has turned back the bid of the consortium led by CK Asset Holdings Limited in its bod to acquire leading Australian gas pipeline operator APA Group. Minister Frydenberg last night advised CK of his final decision that its current proposed acquisition of APA Group would be contrary to the national interest, after issuing a previous warning. “I have formed this

Woodside signs new Scarborough gas supply agreement

WOODSIDE Energy Ltd has entered into a long-term gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd for the supply of pipeline gas for a term of 20 years. The GSPA is for a quantity of approximately 125 TJ of gas per day for use in Perdaman’s proposed urea plant near Karratha. Gas will be supplied from Woodside’s portfolio and primarily sourced from Woodside’s proposed Scarborough

APA Group extends gas supply service to WA gold miners

LEADING gas pipeline operator APA Group has executed an agreement to extend and expand services to an existing customer in the Goldfields region, Western Australia. Under this contract, gas will travel over 1200km across APA’s West Coast Grid. The contract represents an extension and expansion of existing services and is expected to generate approximately $45 million of revenue, of which approximately $21 million is renewal revenues, over the five year

Treasurer Frydenberg believes CK takeover of pipeline owner APA against national interests

AUSTRALIA’S Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has advised a Chinese consortium led by CK Asset Holdings Limited this his preliminary view that its proposed acquisition of leading Australian pipeline owner APA Group would be contrary to the national interest. “I have formed this view on the grounds that it would result in an undue concentration of foreign ownership by a single company group in our most significant gas transmission business. I intend