MELBOURNE, Feb. 25 -- The Santos Group’s Henry natural gas field development in the Otway basin off western Victoria has come on stream.
Gas is being produced from the Henry-2 and nearby Netherby-1 wells, which are connected by subsea pipeline to the group’s existing Casino gas system that transports gas to an onshore processing plant near Port Campbell.
The fields were originally slated to start production in mid-2009, but were delayed by the late arrival of the pipelay vessel to install the connecting lines.
The two fields will add about 120 TJ/day of gas to the region’s production.
Santos holds 50% interest in the development, while Australian Worldwide Exploration and Mitsui E&P Australia hold 25% interest each.