Origin Energy Ltd. announced Monday that the Halladale/Speculant gas fields in the Otway Basin offshore Victoria, Australia have commenced production.
The start-up of Origin's 100 percent-owned Halladale/Speculant project is expected to boost production at the Otway Gas Plant by up to 80 terajoules per day (TJ/day).
"Gas has a growing role both as a lower emissions replacement for coal and providing reliability to support growth in renewables and the Halladale/Speculant project will support that growing demand,” Origin Integrated Gas CEO David Baldwin said in the press release.
The Halladale/Speculant project was delivered in 2 parts. This involved the drilling from a land base (18.6 miles or 30 kilometers east of Warrnambool) to access offshore reservoirs locations 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) off the coast in the Otway Basin and the construction of the new 20.5-mile (33-kilometer) Halladale/Speculant pipeline, connecting the well site to the Otway Gas Plant.
"Our strategy is connecting resources to markets and we are delighted that Halladale/Speculant will contribute to domestic gas supply and support the growth in renewables," Baldwin added.
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