Emperor, Cooper sign MoU regarding Orbost gas plant
Emperor Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding with fellow Australian energy company Cooper Energy regarding potential cooperation on the utilisation of latter’s Orbost gas processing plant in Victoria, the company said on October 7.
Emperor plans to use the Orbost plant and adjacent sites for the processing and transfer of gas from the Judith gas field in the offshore Gippsland basin, Victoria. The field is located within Emperor’s Vic/P47 exploration permit, 40 km offshore to the south of the Orbost plant.
Cooper completed the acquisition of the Orbost plant from infrastructure company APA in July this year. The plant processes gas from Cooper’s Sole gas field offshore Victoria for supply to customers in southeast Australia.
In 2020, during the period when APA had owned the Orbost plant, APA and Emperor completed a pre-feasibility study on the gas infrastructure and production field facility requirements to establish a sales gas capacity of 80 terajoules/day from the Judith gas field through a potential new plant located adjacent to the existing Orbost plant.