Additionally, the company has formally lodged an Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act referral for the pipeline, which would transport gas from Galilee Energy’s Glenaras Gas Project in Central Queensland to the east coast domestic market.
Galilee is currently undertaking commissioning activities at Glenaras, having drilled three lateral wells for its pilot program this year.
The company has reported observing strong initial productivity during the testing phase of the Glenaras 14L well, while final completion of pre-commissioning site works are being finalised for the 15L and 16L wells.
Galilee had budgeted $8 million for the lateral drilling campaign and anticipates three months of production drawdown will be required in order for material gas production rates from the wells to be observed.
Jemena General Manager Strategy and Business Development David Green said the submissions reflected the confidence the company had in the Glenaras project.
“The encouraging early results from this pilot are a credit to the Galilee Energy team,” he said.
Galilee Managing Director Peter Lansom said project was moving forward with the team working hard to bring the Glenaras wells online as soon as possible.
“I would like to congratulate Jemena on their outstanding progress on the Galilee Gas Pipeline,” he said.
“This is further evidence that Galilee is moving at pace to achieve its objective of supplying material gas volumes into the east coast gas market.”
Front end engineering and design work on both the pipeline and gas field are targeted to begin later this year, with an objective of first gas to market in 2020.
Galilee is 100 per cent owner of the Glenaras project.
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