Santos GLNG informed that all three of its major natural gas compression hubs are operational, marking the end of the first phase of gas field construction.
The milestone comes after testing of the third and final hub, near Roma, was completed and handed over to the long-term operations team, Santos GLNG said in a statement.
Santos Vice President Queensland Trevor Brown said, “This is a year of delivery for Santos GLNG. 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% completion overall.”
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 tonnes of steel, 21,700 cubic metres of concrete, 1,050 kilometres of cabling, and 105 kilometres of pipework.
The three hubs service an area of approximately 7,000 square kilometres, and at nameplate capacity will be able to process 555 terajoules of gas per day, the equivalent daily consumption of more than nine million homes.
Santos GLNG is a joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total and Kogas to supply liquefied natural gas to global markets.