Our natural gas activity in the Cooper Basin is focused on developing opportunities to support the large increase in production planned for the Surat Basin.
Vanessa gas field
Senex produces gas from our Vanessa field (Senex 57 per cent and operator,
Beach Energy Ltd 43 per cent) for use at the Pelican Point Power Station – a significant generator of electricity to the South Australian market. We also have an agreement to process raw gas and sell associated liquids to the South Australian Cooper
Basin joint venture which involves Santos, as operator, and Beach Energy.
Gemba gas field
Senex is producing gas from its Gemba gas field (Senex 100 per cent and operator) located on the south-west margin of the Allunga Trough, about 5 km from existing infrastructure and 37 km south-west of the Moomba processing facility. The field was discovered in late 2018 with subsequent testing supporting ultimate gas recovery estimates of ~15 petajoules, subject to successful field development.
Following successful tie-in to the Santos-operated gathering network, the SACB JV is now processing raw gas from the Gemba field under a gas processing agreement. Sales gas is being sold to the Pelican Point Power Station in South Australia.