Santos Continues to Meet the Gas Supply Challenge

Santos’ investment in the Roma East Field would mean jobs, business opportunities, and royalties for Queenslanders as well as more gas supply for the Australian market and for LNG exports…
That’s the boast today from the company and the Minister for Mines.

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A $750 million gas expansion by Santos GLNG in south-west Queensland will create 400 Queensland construction jobs and boost Qld gas production to 70 % of the east coast supply.

The Roma East project, which commenced this month, will be developed over the next three years.

The project involves bringing on line another 480 wells including drilling around 430 new wells.

The project will also include around 420 km of water, gas gathering and other pipelines, 120 TJ per day of additional compression, 670 km of power lines and around 25 km of fibre optic cables. A new water-handling facility for irrigation and over 200 ha of additional irrigation in the Roma area will improve livestock carrying capacity for some local landholders.

Santos’ Executive Vice President Onshore Upstream Brett Woods and Mines Minister Anthony Lynham say they’re both excited by the project.

“This development will offer jobs, as well as significant local business opportunities, with 430 wells to be drilled, 420 km of pipelines to be installed and 670 km of powerlines to support the new gas infrastructure.”

“We welcome this sign of confidence by Santos in Queensland as an investment destination.

Mr Woods says that Santos is delighted to support jobs and investment in regional Queensland.

“The Roma East Project is part of a $900 million capital investment that Santos and our GLNG partners will make in upstream developments in the Maranoa, Western Downs, Central Highlands and Banana regions this year alone.”

“This project will add nearly 50 PJ a year to gas production in Queensland in 2020 – equivalent to about 8 per cent of expected east coast domestic gas demand this year. This is great news for both the domestic gas market and our LNG exports.”