Gas compression ramps up at Yolla in the Bass Strait
AWE says the final phase has been completed of the BassGas Mid Life Enhancement project in production license T/L1 offshore Tasmania.
This involved installation and commissioning of a compressor system and condensate pumping unit at theYolla-A platform.
Compression of Yolla gas started on June 12, with production reaching the nameplate capacity of 67 TJ/day last weekend, following performance testing and fine tuning.
David Biggs, CEO and managing director of AWE, said: “We anticipate a significant improvement in BassGas production…and we are planning to commence marketing our share of uncontracted gas from the Yolla field to prospective customers in 2018.
“We are also working with the operator, Origin Energy, on development concept studies for the nearby Trefoil field, which is similar to the Yolla field in terms of gas/condensate mix.”