Jemena has signed an agreement with Senex Energy to build, own and operate a new processing plant and pipeline in in Queensland, Australia.
The Atlas Gas Processing Plant and Pipeline (AGPP) will connect Senex’s new Atlas gas field in the Surat Basin in southeast Queensland with Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline and the Wallumbilla Gas Hub.
After a competitive tender process, Jemena was selected as Senex’s preferred partner because it proposed the most cost effective and direct pathway to the domestic gas market.
Jemena’s solution also leverages the Darling Downs Pipeline, which provides direct access to the Wallumbilla gas hub and offers Senex flexibility to sell its gas to a broad range of Australian gas customers.
Jemena will invest approximately AU$140 million (US$103 million) to build the gas plant and 60 km pipeline that is capable of transporting approximately 40 TJ/d of gas.
Jemena Managing Director Paul Adams said the AGPP will provide additional volumes into the domestic market for a range of commercial and industrial gas users.
“The Atlas gas field is the first of 13 gas exploration tenements awarded by the Queensland Government as part of a broader move to fast-track the development of new gas to the domestic market.
“Jemena will construct the AGPP on an expedited schedule in order to deliver first gas by the end of 2019.”
Jemena anticipates the AGPP will create around 200 jobs throughout its planning, construction and commissioning phases.
For more information visit the Jemena website.
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