The Western Surat Gas Project (the Project) involves the delivery of natural gas from coal seams over approximately 915 square kilometres of Senex permits, north of Roma in Queensland.

Project Status

Senex brought its first appraisal wells online at the end of 2016 as part of its pilot program. The company is progressing full field development planning in parallel with regulatory approvals, native title and land access activities. 

Agreements with GLNG

In September 2015, Senex announced that it had entered into agreements with GLNG for the development of the Project, and in December 2015 Senex completed the sale transaction with GLNG. The agreements include:

  • The sale of a small portion of Senex acreage to GLNG (known as the Maisey block)
  • A 20-year binding gas sales agreement to supply up to 50 TJ/day to GLNG
  • Potential sharing of infrastructure facilities
  • Data sharing including ongoing access to subsurface and production data from the adjacent Roma field (Santos operated)

Read the full announcement on the GLNG agreements

Key Project Facts

  • Ownership: Senex Energy 100% and operator
  • Location: 30 km north of Roma, Queensland
  • Project Area: approximately 915 sq km
  • Target gas production: up to 50 TJ / day
  • First wells online: end 2016 (pilot program)
  • Permits: ATP 795, ATP 767 and part of ATP 889
  • Surat Basin Gas Reserves (net to Senex): 2P reserves 72.6 mmboe (427 PJ); 1P reserves 8.3 mmboe (49 PJ)

Western Surat Gas Project area (PDF)


Areas and figures are as at 30 June 2016 

In converting petajoules to million barrels of oil equivalent, Senex has applied a conversion rate of 1 mmboe = 5.880 PJ