Origin confirms milestone in BassGas MLE project

Offshore staff

SYDNEY, AustraliaOrigin Energy Ltd., as operator of the BassGas joint venture offshore Australia, has confirmed that another milestone has been achieved in the BassGas Mid Life Enhancement (MLE) project, with the lift of the export compression and condensate pumping modules into place on the Yolla offshore platform.

The lift, completed during a Nov. 24 planned maintenance shutdown, was done by the specialist heavy lift vessel, the Sapura 3000, with the vessel released Dec. 12. BassGas is due to restart production in late December.

Paul Zealand, Origin Upstream CEO, says, "We are pleased to have safely completed the module lift, which is an important first step in Stage 2 of the BassGas MLE project aiming to extend the production life of the Yolla field. The team is now focused on preparations for drilling the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells, including the arrival of the drill rig, the West Telesto, with the drilling operation expected to begin in the New Year."

Once the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells are drilled and tied in, they will extend production from the Yolla field through the BassGas production facility at Lang Lang, Victoria.

The Yolla Platform is in the Bass Strait, 140 km (87 mi) offshore from Kilcunda, Victoria.

12/16/2014

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