Apache Moves Forward with Varanus Island Repairs

Apache Energy Limited said that it continued to increase the number of personnel on Varanus Island to undertake integrity checks and was gaining more confidence in its original forecast that there would be a return to partial production within a couple of months.

Managing Director Tim Wall said that the company had successfully sourced piping material needed for the repairs. Most of the pipe was being sourced from within Australia, and it had sourced valving from the UK. The materials would arrive soon.

He said that more than 140 people would be working on repairs at Varanus Island by early next week.

He also confirmed that investigations into the cause of the incident are still ongoing.