Work on a $15 million expansion of the Roma North Gas Processing Facility in Queensland’s Maranoa Region has commenced, following the construction contract being awarded to Wasco Australia.
Jemena’s Executive General Manager of Gas Markets, Antoon Boey, said the expansion will enable increased flows from Senex Energy’s Roma North gas field to the domestic market, as part of its broader Western Surat Gas Project.
“As a result of this project, we anticipate the capacity of the Roma North Gas Processing Facility will increase by about 50 per cent, with Jemena set to transport gas from the facility on behalf of Senex to their customer GLNG.”
“Currently the processing facility is capable of delivering 16 terajoules (TJs) of gas per day, which we expect to increase to 24TJs of gas per day at the completion of this project.”
Mr Boey said the project will see Jemena spend over $500,000 on goods and services such as accommodation, meals, and transport which will be provided by local businesses from the Maranoa Region.
“This project will take between three to four months to complete, and we expect it will create around 40 jobs over its lifetime,” he said.
“Where possible we will be using local suppliers for goods and services, while also using local businesses to provide things like transport, accommodation, trades and other services.”
Wasco Australia was appointed by Senex Energy to construct the compressor facility and an export pipeline in 2019.
Jemena acquired the Roma North Processing Facility from Senex Energy for $50 million in June 2019. That transaction saw Jemena come to own and operate the processing facility and an associated pipeline.
The 370 square kilometre development includes an initial 35 natural gas wells, a processing facility and a five kilometrem pipeline to GLNG. Rom North has a 20-year gas sales agreement with GLNG for up to 50TJ/day.