Senex Energy has received State Government environmental approval to develop Project Atlas, centred on Queensland’s first tenement dedicated to domestic gas supply.
Along with the company’s Roma North project, the development will cost more than $200 million, with the combined construction of 110 wells initially, two gas processing plants and associated pipelines and facilities.
Managing director and chief executive officer Ian Davies said Senex was delighted to achieve this important milestone.
“When Senex was awarded the Project Atlas block by the Queensland Government we committed to deliver first gas to domestic customers within two years,” he said.
“We will achieve this and more with development drilling to commence shortly and commissioning of our gas facilities by the end of 2019, followed by first gas sales to domestic customers.
“The Queensland Government’s policy to introduce more natural gas into the domestic market is far-sighted, innovative and beneficial for both Australian customers and producers.
“Senex is a safe pair of hands to deliver on the Queensland Government’s vision of a diverse and efficient gas market, and we continue to deliver on our strategy to become a material east coast gas supplier.”
Project Atlas is about 20km south-west of Wandoan and Roma North about 30km north of Roma.
Jemena will build, own and operate the Atlas processing plant and 60km pipeline that will transport natural gas to Wallumbilla, a major domestic supply hub.