Santos to start up Australia’s first commercial shale gas production

17 August 2012 15:25  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Santos is preparing to start up Australia’s first commercial shale gas production, the CEO of the Australian oil and gas firm said on Friday.

CEO David Knox said that a well at SantosCooper Basin shale gas development began flowing dry gas at a rate of 2.6m standard cubic feet/day.

“The well is located within 350 metres of the existing gas gathering infrastructure, and connection activities have commenced to provide Australia’s first commercial production of gas from a shale well,” Knox said.

The Cooper Basin is Australia’s largest onshore oil and gas resource project, according to information on Santos’ website.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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