Comet Ridge, Brisbane, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and pre-front-end engineering and design (FEED) agreement with Jemena to evaluate a new gas pipeline connection from Comet Ridge’s Mahalo North development to the Rolleston compressor station for entry into Queensland’s domestic gas network.
The MoU calls for Jemena to immediately undertake pre-FEED studies for the Jemena-owned and operated 73 km gas line as a precursor to a full FEED study that could lead to pipeline construction.
The study will focus on Mahalo North but can also accommodate all future production from Comet Ridge’s 100%-owned projects in the Bowen basin region north of Rolleston, the company said.
In November 2022, an independent certification of Mahalo North placed 2P gas reserves at 43 petajoules and 3P reserves at 110 petajoules. This followed a pilot production test that achieved a gas flow rate of 1.75 MMcfd.