APA, Western Gas table Equus west-east pipeline

Western Gas is the 100 per cent owner of the development-ready Equus Gas Project, located offshore approximately 200 km northwest of Onslow, Western Australia.

The resource from the Equus fields could supply 350 TJ/day of gas for more than 15 years, equivalent to 35 per cent of WA gas demand or about 35 per cent of the combined gas demand of Victoria and New South Wales.

Western Gas and APA have signed a memorandum of understanding to study the possibility of delivering gas from Equus to the east coast market via a 210 km offshore pipeline and an onshore transcontinental pipeline.

Western Gas Executive Director Andrew Leibovitch said the company was looking to supply gas to the domestic market at an affordable price.

“This collaboration brings together our independently owned proven gas resource with APA’s long-standing expertise in pipeline construction and operation and its strong relationships with domestic customers and retailers,” he said.

“Expectations are that gas supply will tighten in east and west coast markets from the mid-2020s in the absence of the development of new gas fields.

“Equus has the opportunity to meet those market needs, as well as create new gas supply opportunities independent of LNG focused developments.”

The initial phase of Equus’ upstream development comprises three production wells linked by subsea infrastructure to a floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) facility.

Processing on-board the FPSO will include gas dehydration, gas compression and condensate stripping for export.

Dry sales gas will be transport from the FPSO via gas export pipeline for onshore connection at the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area.

For more information visit the Western Gas website.

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