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    Oz Santos' Roma East Project Fully Operational

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The Roma East project involves bringing 480 wells online.

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Oz Santos' Roma East Project Fully Operational

Santos September 19 said Gladstone LNG’s Roma East project gas compression facility has been officially commissioned.

“First gas from the Roma East field flowed in February this year and with commissioning now safely completed, the plant is fully operational,” Santos said. The Roma East project involves bringing 480 wells online, including drilling about 430 new wells, connecting existing appraisal wells, and drilling pre-development wells in the surrounding areas. 

The project also includes about 420 km of water, gas gathering and other pipelines, 120 terajoules/day of additional compression, 670 km of power lines, 25 km of fibre optic cables and a new water-handling facility for irrigation.

Construction on the Roma East project will continue until mid-2020 as the remaining wells are drilled and connected, Santos said. When completed, Santos GLNG expects the project will deliver around 50 petajoules/year of additional gas.

GLNG is a joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total and Kogas.