Origin Energy Restarts Production at Yolla Gas Field
Origin Energy Limited, as operator of the BassGas JV, said that the Yolla offshore platform has returned production mode, onshore operations at Lang Lang have restarted and BassGas has recommenced supplying gas to south east Australia.
Production had been suspended since late 2011 for the Mid Life Enhancement project, the first phase of which involved upgrading Yolla from an unmanned to a manned platform and installing export compression and condensate pumping modules.
Origin added that installation and commissioning of the accommodation module has now been successfully completed. A decision has been taken not to install the export compression and condensate pumping modules over summer 2012/13. The equipment will be stored and maintained ahead of installation at a later date, to be determined by the joint venture.
As a result of these decisions and with the return to free flow production complete, the chartered installation vessel will be demobilised.
Origin is operator, the partners in the BassGas joint venture are: Origin Energy Resources Limited (Operator): 42.50%, AWE Limited: 46.25% and Toyota Tsusho Gas E&P Trefoil Limited: 11.25%