Santos Ltd. reported Oct. 14 that Santos GLNG has fed natural gas into its 260-mile (420-kilometer) gas transmission pipeline for the first time via its primary compressor station in the Fairview field in southwest Queensland, Australia.
Santos Vice President of Downstream GLNG Rod Duke said he was pleased to take another important step toward Santos GLNG’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Gladstone Harbour next year. “Commissioning of our pipeline is an important milestone, not only for our business, but the Queensland LNG industry as a whole,” Duke said.
Once fully commissioned and in operation, the pipeline will transport up to 1.41 billion cubic feet (40 million cubic meters) of natural gas each day from Santos GLNG’s gas fields to its gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, off Gladstone, where it will be cooled to minus 161°C and shipped to customers as LNG.
The pipeline will now be progressively filled with gas, section by section, with first gas into the Santos GLNG plant scheduled for later this year. Saipem Australia constructed the pipeline for Santos GLNG.
Santos GLNG is a pioneering joint venture between Santos, Petronas, Total, and Kogas to supply liquefied natural gas to global markets.