Oz Senex Sells First Gas from Gemba Field
Australia’s Senex Energy December 5 said that its Gemba gas field in the Cooper Basin is on production following successful tie-in to the Santos-operated gas gathering network. Gas is being sold to the Pelican Point power station in South Australia under a fixed price gas sales agreement.
Following successful tie-in to the gathering network, the South Australian Cooper Basin joint venture (SACB JV) is now processing raw gas from the Gemba field under a gas processing agreement, Senex said. Gemba 1 is currently producing raw gas at approximately 4mn ft3/day on a constrained basis. Associated liquids, including ethane, LPG and condensate, are being sold to the SACB JV as part of the gas processing agreement.
Senex CEO Ian Davies said the Gemba field represents a new gas supply source for both Senex and the domestic gas market. “This discovery further diversifies Senex’s growing east coast gas portfolio and we now look forward to future appraisal and development of the Gemba field.”
Senex received a grant of A$5.26mn (US$3.5mn) from the South Australian government to progress the Gemba project.