Senex Energy is now producing 20 TJ/d of natural gas from its projects in the Surat Basin, Queensland.
The company has drilled 49 wells in its current program across the Project Atlas and Roma North developments, with 33 of those on production and the remainder coming online in the next few weeks.
Senex is producing more than 13.5 TJ/d from Roma North and closing in on the plant’s initial capacity of 16 TJ/d.
Roma North wells are averaging a daily rate of 0.3 TJ per well and Senex said this rate is steadily increasingly.
Atlas is currently producing more than 6.5 TJ/d with the development currently in an early ramp-up phase as most of the wells have been online for less than nine weeks.
Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said the performance of both projects was a reflection on the capabilities of the Senex team.
“Senex starts 2020 with most of its Surat Basin gas development program successfully delivered and gas production rates continuing to outperform,” he said.
“We are delighted with out operational and production performance to date, and we look forward to continuing to deliver the potential of our Surat Basin assets.”
Atlas is Australia’s first project dedicated to producing gas for domestic supply only and the $140 million Atlas Gas Pipeline (AGP) came online in December 2019.
The AGP transports gas 60 km from the project to Australia’s east coast gas market via the Wallumbilla Gas Hub.