Beach connects two Otway wells to gas plant
Australia-listed Beach Energy has successfully connected the offshore Otway basin Thylacine North 1 and 2 development wells to the Otway gas plant located in Victoria, the company announced on May 17. As a result, Beach is now delivering additional gas into the Australian east coast gas market.
These connections are part of Beach's drilling campaign conducted in the financial year 2022. The campaign took place between July 2021 and July 2022 and resulted in the discovery of a new gas reservoir and the development of six wells.
Out of the six Otway development wells drilled during the campaign, four are now connected and have increased the well deliverability for the Otway plant. Beach said it is currently reviewing the preferred approach to connect the final two wells, which will involve either repairing or replacing a flowline.
CEO Morne Engelbrecht emphasised the significance of delivering gas from the Thylacine North wells, as it marks an important milestone for the Otway basin project and enables Beach to supply much-needed gas to the east coast gas market.
The Otway basin is an onshore and offshore basin that extends approximately 500 km from Cape Jaffa in South Australia to northwest Tasmania. The Otway gas plant processes natural gas piped from the Geographe and Thylacine offshore production wells.