New $140m gas processing plant and pipeline in QLD fast-tracked following agreement

The delivery of a major Queensland gas operation is gearing up following a $140 million agreement.

An agreement has been signed by Senex Energy and Jemena to speed up the delivery of the Atlas Gas Processing Plant and Pipeline (AGPP).

Jemena will invest $140 million into the project allowing them to build, own and operate the AGPP, which will connect to Senex’s new Atlas gas field based in the Surat Basin, Queensland.

Jemena was appointed to deliver Project Atlas as they proposed the most cost effective and direct pathway to the domestic gas market.

The scope of works involve the construction of a new gas plant and a 60-kilometre pipeline that will transport up to 60 TJs of gas daily.

Through the project’s planning, construction, and commissioning stages, the AGPP is expected to create up to 200 jobs.

Key Facts

  • Acreage spans 58 square kilometres near Miles and Wandoan
  • First gas targeted for 2019
  • All gas will be sold to domestic gas customers
  • Estimated P50 recoverable gas volumes of 201 petajoules*
  • Expected investment of over $200 million to drill around 100 wells and construct supporting infrastructure
  • Expected job creation of around 150 jobs over the project life
  • Senex will look to hire and buy locally where possible
  • Senex will engage with potential gas customers and sign gas supply contracts from early 2018

Through the AGPP, Senex’s Atlas gas field is going to be connected to Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline as well as the Wallumbilla Gas Hub – the country’s largest gas hub.

Jemena has set a target to construct AGPP on an expedited schedule aiming to have the first gas delivered by the close 2019.


Project Atlas coal seam gas

Primary contract awarded
south-east of Wandoan, Qld
$101m – $250m
Queensland Government, Senex

Source: Projectory