Apache to Resume Partial Production from Varanus Island

Apache Energy Limited will resume partial production of gas from Varanus Island slightly ahead of schedule.

Managing Director Tim Wall said that the initial production rate of 110MMcf per day would be available to its customers in the next few days. In coming weeks, the production rate would increase to 220MMcf per day with full production of 300MMcf by the end of the year.

Wall confirmed that restoring full production at Varanus Island was the Company’s top priority. Apache had originally said that partial production would resume by August 15. However, thanks to the diligence and hard work of its staff and contractors, the Company has made good progress.

"Apache understands the hardship that the Varanus Island incident has caused and thanks everyone for their patience during this difficult time," Wall commented. "We’ve been keeping customers and the community informed with daily updated to the Government and on the Company’s website. [Updates] will continue," Wall said.