Santos to start up Australia’s first commercial shale gas production
17 August 2012 15:25 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>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 Santos’ Cooper 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+1 713 525 2653
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