Two of Australia’s leading LNG projects signed gas swap and infrastructure connection agreements.
The agreements between the Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG projects will make gas transportation more efficient between the two projects’ Surat Basin gas fields in Queensland and reduce the need for additional pipeline infrastructure.
Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG are joint venture partners in several permits in the Surat and Bowen basins, and the agreements will allow both parties to more efficiently access and transport their equity gas, in order to meet the requirements of their CSG to LNG projects.
Two pipeline connection points will be built between Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG infrastructure and a number of gas swap agreements undertaken to minimize gas movements and operational costs.
The first pipeline connection located on the Santos-operated Fairview gas field, north of Roma will enable significant volumes of gas to flow bi-directionally between Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG. The second pipeline will connect the Santos GLNG Scotia gas field, east of Roma, to Australia Pacific LNG’s main gas transmission pipeline. Both projects anticipate delivery of first LNG in 2015.