Comet Ridge is ensuring a smooth process to transport early gas from the Mahalo North project in Queensland.
Tor McCaul, Comet Ridge’s Managing Director, said that the agreement opens up huge benefits for both parties.
“[Benefits include] the sharing of technical resources and data, operating efficiencies, and reducing drilling and other field related costs by rig sharing and gas blending arrangements,” he said.
Denison’s CEO Benson Wong said that the company is pleased with the arrangement with its near neighbour in the Bowen Basin.
“Our development plans with Comet Ridge are a great opportunity to boost gas supply for the east coast market and further utilise our gas infrastructure capacity,” he said.
The study will include process design, equipment selection layout development, scope, schedule and budget for an upgrade to Denison’s existing infrastructure.
On completion of the study, the companies will finalise commercial arrangements that will see Denison compress, dehydrate and transport up to 10 TJ per day of gas from Mahalo North.
“This is an excellent example of two companies working together to help satisfy the needs of the East Coast energy market,” said Wong.