Emperor Energy Ltd (ASX:EMP) has welcomed APA Group’s (ASX:APA) commencement of the pre-front end engineering design (Pre-FEED) for the provision of midstream infrastructure and services related to gas that will potentially be produced from the Judith Gas Field.
The Judith Gas Field is in the 100% Emperor Energy owned VIC/P47 Permit offshore Gippsland Basin, Victoria.
The Pre-FEED study will include:
- Pre-FEED design for a Gas Processing Plant to operate adjacent to and in parallel with the existing Orbost Gas Processing Plant owned by APA;
- Pre-FEED concept design for a Subsea Pipeline about 40 kilometres in length from the Judith gas field to a shoreline crossing;
- Pre-FEED design for an export pipeline to the Eastern Gas Pipeline located to the north of the Orbost Gas Plant; and
- Refinement of indicative project cost estimates and project scheduling.
The Pre-FEED study will require 4 months to complete. APA will carry out the work using a balanced combination of both in house and external expertise.
The design basis for the Pre-FEED is 80 million standard cubic feet per day (MMscfd) of sales gas across a 25-year project life with gas processing to meet the AS4564 gas sales specification.
Emperor Energy and APA established a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) relating to the Judith Gas Project in October 2019. The Pre-FEED is the first stage of work to progress from the MOU.
“Another step towards drilling the Judith 2 well”
Emperor director Phil McNamara said: “Commencing Pre-FEED kicks off a very important and valuable body of work that marks another step in Emperor Energy advancing towards the drilling of the Judith 2 well.
“In addition, we have been working through the well design with AGR which represents further progress.
“The level of interest in the Judith Gas Field from potential farm-in partners continues to be very encouraging with a number of parties assessing the data.
“This gives us further confidence that this is a highly sought-after opportunity in a proven hydrocarbon province. We look forward to providing shareholders with more updates as we progress.”