BassGas Commissions Onshore Plant

Origin Energy Resources as operator for the BassGas Project says that the onshore gas plant at Lang Lang is now mechanically complete and that pre-commissioning and commissioning has commenced.

This will involve the introduction of nitrogen gas into the plant to pressure test vessels and safety systems, the introduction of sales quality gas to further test additional components and finally raw gas from the offshore platform to complete commissioning and performance testing of the full gas processing stream.

In the meantime Consafe Offshore has agreed to deliver a substitute vessel for the Safe Concordia to fulfill its commitments to provide a floating accommodation vessel for the BassGas Project. A sister ship, the Safe Astoria, is currently en-route from Singapore and is scheduled to arrive at the Yolla platform site in mid-December. Arrival and commencement of operations from the vessel will enable rectification work required prior to the commissioning of the offshore platform to be accelerated.

The date at which the project will be fully operational is unchanged from previous advice, with product sales commencing in February and full product sales expected from late March.

Project participants are Origin Energy Resources Limited as operator with 37.5%; Origin Energy Northwest Limited with 5.0%; AWE Petroleum Pty Ltd with 30.0%; CalEnergy Gas (Australia) Limited with 15.0%; and Wandoo Petroleum Pty Ltd with 12.5%