Nexus contracts installation vessel for Longtom gas project

Nexus Energy has secured a diving support and installation vessel to complete the remaining offshore installation work for the Longtom gas project (VIC/L29) in the Gippsland basin, offshore Australia.

Offshore staff

VICTORIA, Australia -- Nexus Energy has secured a diving support and installation vessel to complete the remaining offshore installation work for the Longtom gas project (VIC/L29) in the Gippsland basin, offshore Australia. The vessel will be mobilized from Singapore and is expected to arrive on the Longtom site in late August to complete the hook-up of the installed equipment. The work is expected to be complete in late September/October.

The remaining offshore work includes diving-related hook-up and commissioning work on the Longtom control umbilical, and on the subsea gas pipeline which connects Longtom production wells to Santos’ Patricia Baleen offshore pipeline, both of which have already been laid on the seabed.

Nexus continues to work with Santos to align the offshore work with upgrades being undertaken by Santos on the Orbost gas plant. Based on the revised project schedule, the companies anticipate being ready to supply gas by the end of the year.

07/21/2009

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