The plant was constructed as part of the $250 million Phase 5 Spring Gully Gas Field development.
The Spring Gully field is located near Roma in central southern Queensland, and is now supplying approximately one quarter of the state’s gas needs as a result of a new gas plant coming on stream.
Origin operates the Taloona Gas Plant for Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) – a joint venture between Origin and ConocoPhillips that plans to develop a coal seam gas (CSG) to LNG project at Gladstone.
Origin Executive general manager Upstream Oil & Gas Paul Zealand said that the Taloona plant would enable the further development of the gas resource in the southern end of the Spring Gully field.
“By bringing the Taloona plant on stream we are delivering a further 36 TJ/d of gas in production capacity, bringing our total daily production capacity to about 150 TJ.
“With Taloona, we now supply approximately one quarter of Queensland’s natural gas needs from the Spring Gully site,”? Mr Zealand said.
The Taloona plant is the third processing plant to be commissioned at Spring Gully.
Mr Zealand said that the connection of the plant to the Spring Gully to Wallumbilla gas pipeline without having to interrupt gas flow through the main pipeline was a major achievement for the project team.
The first phase of the Spring Gully development began in June 2005. There are now over 400 km of gas and water gathering pipelines and almost 160 field wells feeding gas to the three processing plants.
Gas from Spring Gully is supplied to customers in Queensland and New South Wales via the Wallumbilla Gas Hub east of Roma.