Senex Energy has reported that the heavy lifting has begun to boost production of natural gas from its Roma North operation in Queensland’s Surat Basin.
Two compressors have been put into position as part of its infrastructure partner, Jemena’s, $15 million expansion of the natural gas processing facility.
Senex advised that the construction contract, which was awarded to Wasco, has created dozens of jobs.
Managing director Ian Davies said it was an exciting next step.
“As Seen works with its partners to deliver more jobs and gas, it will support manufacturing, households and the Australia economy,” he said.
In October last year the company made a final investment decision (FID) on a 50 per cent expansion of natural gas production at Roma North, with the increase expected to be online in the first quarter of 2022.
With an extensive Surat Basin gas resource position and an established hub-and-spoke infrastructure operating model, the company confirmed it was positioned to contribute to Australia’s recovery from COVID-19.
Under the terms of the Roma North agreement, Jemena will procure and install two additional compression units to increase capacity, having already placed orders for all long-lead items.
Senex will drill up to 15 additional natural gas wells commencing in late 2021, and install gas and water gathering systems and expand the existing Roma North water infrastructure.
The natural gas production from the Roma North expansion will continue to be delivered to Gladstone LNG under a 15-year gas sales agreement.