Beach Energy Ltd. is now delivering additional gas into the Australian east coast gas market after connecting the offshore Otway basin Thylacine North 1 and 2 development wells to the Otway gas plant.
Four of the six Otway development wells drilled in FY2022 are now connected and have increased well deliverability for the Otway gas plant. Beach is currently reviewing its preferred approach to connect the final two wells, which will require either repair or replacement of a flowline.
The offshore Victorian-Tasmanian Otway basin drilling campaign provided a new gas discovery in the Artisan prospect along with six successful development wells—four on Thylacine gas field and two on Geographe gas field. Maximum tested flow rates in the two producing fields averaged 61 MMcfd of gas (OGJ Online, July 12, 2022).