GLNG gas compression hubs complete

Workers at the GLNG Project on Curtis Island, Queensland.

Workers at the GLNG Project on Curtis Island, Queensland.

All three of the Santos GLNG Project’s major natural gas compression hubs are now operational, marking the end of the first phase of gas field construction.

The milestone was reached after testing of the third and final hub, located near Roma, Queensland, was completed and handed over to the long-term operations team.

Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown said the construction and commissioning of the three hubs is a significant milestone on the pathway to first LNG production.

“This is a year of delivery for Santos GLNG,” Mr Brown said.

“Our gas field facilities are complete, our wells are performing strongly, our pipeline is supplying gas to our LNG plant, and we’re approaching 95 per cent completion overall.”

The project is currently on track for first LNG around the end of the third calendar quarter of this year.

Work on the hubs began in 2012 and required 18.6 million work hours to complete construction and commissioning.

Together, the three hubs required 2,900 t of steel, 21,700 cubic metres of concrete, 1,050 km of cabling, and 105 km of pipework.

The three hubs service an area of approximately 7,000 sq km, and at nameplate capacity will be able to process 555 TJ/d of gas, the equivalent daily consumption of more than nine million homes.

The $A23 billion GLNG Project is a joint venture between Santos (30 per cent) and PETRONAS (27.5 per cent), Total (27.5 per cent) and KOGAS (15 per cent).

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