BHP's Minerva gas field project marks progress

The proposed $150-200 million (Australian) development of BHP Petroleum Pty. Ltd.'s Minerva natural gas field in the Otway basin off western Victoria has moved a step closer to reality with the publication of the project environmental impact assessment. The field contains proven reserves of 222.4 bcf and lies just 12 km off Port Campbell-an area well known for its tourist attractions, including the Twelve Apostles rock formations. The development proposal includes use of subsea facilities in preference to a mini-platform, plus a pipeline to shore and a gas plant on farmland distant from housing and tourist locations. The line will run through the Port Campbell National P...

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