Mr Qian said phased development activity would commence from the expansion of Arrow’s Tipton fields, near Dalby, and build to new development areas from around 2021.
The current Queensland total gas supply is 1,450 PJ/a (4,000 TJ/d), of which Queensland residential and industrial demand is approximately 178 PJ/a.
“Collaboration will accelerate first gas production to approximately 2020, bringing an additional 240 PJ/a or 655 TJ/d of gas to the Queensland market at peak production,” said Mr Qian.
Shell Australia Chair Zoe Yujnovich said QCLNG had existing pipelines, processing plants and had developed ways of supplying gas to both local and international customers - while Arrow had developed the expertise needed to extract gas from its fields in the Surat Basin.
“Onshore gas developed in Queensland has none of the oil produced by traditional gas fields, and is expensive to develop – so without the scale of LNG development it would simply stay in the ground,” said Ms Yujnovich.