Origin upgrades gas plant

According to The Australian, Origin has upgraded its Quarantine gas peaking plant in South Australia, with the 244 MW facility now able to provide power in five minutes. The company upgraded one of its 22 MW turbines, which cut 10 minutes from its electricity supply time, with Origin also considering similar modifications on three more …
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AER backs development of SA pipeline

The AER pre-approved the inclusion of the capital expenditure which will be directed into the capital base. The 40 km natural gas pipeline would extend  href=”https://www.australiangasnetworks.com.au/”>Australian Gas Networks’ (AGN) existing natural gas network from Murray Bridge, through Monarto South and Kanmantoo, to the Mount Barker region of SA. AGN will now move ahead to finalise …
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Santos transitions to renewables to power pumps

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $4.2 million for Santos to convert 56 remote crude oil beam pumps in the Cooper Basin to solar and batteries, providing these sites with 100 per cent renewable energy. If the trial is successful, Santos plans to convert an additional 151 pumps across the basin to solar …
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Senex on track in Cooper Basin

The company completed a seven-day flow test at its Gemba-1 gas exploration well in South Australia, with the company reporting it had recovered 1.2 million m³ of gas and 88 barrels of liquids. Senex now reports a pre-drill estimate of 424 million m³ of ultimate gas recovery may be exceeded. The company will undertake an …
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SA Water testing biogas for energy

South Australian company 1414 Degrees is developing the first commercial pilot of a molten silicon energy storage system at SA Water’s Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project’s thermal energy storage system (GAS-TESS) will use world-leading technology to store energy generated from biogases created during wastewater treatment to increase the plant’s energy self-sufficiency. Funded by 1414 …
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Leigh Creek teams with Chinese construction company

China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) has committed to providing Leigh Creek with a draft heads of agreement (HoA) allowing the two companies to cooperate in project development. The collaboration will include project consultation, investment in Leigh Creek, construction and operation. The two parties will also sign a project cooperation agreement to establish the best model …
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Leigh Creek close to syngas flow

Located at the former Leigh Creek Coal Field in South Australia, the Leigh Creek Energy Project’s pre-commercial demonstration plant has seen gas flow for the past 53 days with the company now anticipating reaching the commercial phase by the end of 2018. Once the project reaches this stage, the company will begin the process of …
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LCK chooses commercial pathway for energy project

The LCEP began successfully producing syngas on site last month and the company now reports they possess reserves of 2,964 PJ of 2C syngas at the development. Following a commercial options analysis for is syngas production, LCK determined fertiliser production is a more suitable and financially viable option than conversion into electricity or natural gas …
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Central sees reserve increase

Central enlisted petroleum consultants Netherland, Sewell & Associates to estimate the petroleum reserves and contingent resources of its acreage in the Palm Valley Gas Field, the Dingo Gas Field and the Mereenie Oil and Gas Field. At Palm Valley, 1P gas reserves have been reported at 24 PJ, a 45 per cent increase in previous …
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Santos spuds appraisal well

Joint venture partner Bounty Oil and Gas NL reported the Jarrar 5 well in the Jarrar Oil Field in PL77, Naccowlah Block, southwest Queensland was spudded last week and has been drilled to a total depth of 1,954 m. The well, which is approximately 20 km southwest of the Jackson Oil Facility, has been designed …
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