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Santos declares GLNG Roma East fully operational

Santos has handed over the GLNG’s Roma East project in Queensland to its operations team, meaning the natural gas project is now fully operational.

First gas from the Roma East field flowed in February this year and commissioning is now safely complete.

Santos’ vice president of coal seam gas developments Rob Simpson is pleased with the progress on the project.

“The compression facility is now taking gas from the 200 new wells which have been brought online since the start of construction, production from Roma has been building nicely and is now about 118 terajoules,” he said.

“I am particularly pleased that we were able to bring forward the expansion of 3G and 4G telecommunication services at Summer Hills. This has fixed significant black spots in the country north of Wallumbilla and along the Warrego Highway, benefiting local residents.”

The Roma East project, which is owned by the GLNG joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total and KOGAS, involves bringing 48 wells online, including drilling about 430 new wells, connecting existing appraisal wells and drilling pre-development wells in the surrounding areas.

The project also includes about 420 kilometres of water, gas gathering and other pipelines, 120 terajoules per day of additional compression, 670 kilometres of power lines, 25 kilometres of fibre optic cables and a new water-handling facility for irrigation.

Construction on the Roma East project will continue until mid-2020 as the remaining wells are drilled and connected.

When complete, Santos GLNG expects the project will deliver around 50 petajoules of additional gas production each year.

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