THE Gas Sale Agreement between Central Petroleum and its partner fertiliser maker Incitec Pivot will begin between December 29 and January 10 reflecting when Jemena’s Northern Gas Pipeline is expected to be up and running.
Central says it is already selling commissioning gas to Jemena and it expects sales to rise as the date for NGP start up comes closer.
The Mereenie facility upgrade and Palm Valley restart projects have been brought online.
All key processing and production equipment is installed and running except for the new field boost compressor at Mereenie that has been installed and is being tested.
"This is an outstanding result given these projects were fast-tracked to maximise gas sales through the NGP," Central said.
The Mereenie upgrade was delivered just eight months after ordering long lead items, and was commissioned three months earlier than the draft initial schedule, meaning more gas will be sold in the financial year.
When complete Mereenie will be able to deliver 44 terajoules a day of sales gas on a firm basis. The Palm Valley facility currently has 15TJpd of sales gas capacity via three wells already online and one more to be on production soon.
Source: Energy News Bulletin
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