Shire of Irwin Community Roundtable in progress

Straight Talking at Community Roundtable

AWE is pleased the independently facilitated Shire of Irwin Community Roundtable has got off to a strong start. The Roundtable was formed in response to a range of local stakeholder views about AWE’s ongoing presence in the region, some of which showed strong support for AWE and others which showed strong concerns about the potential use of hydraulic fracture stimulation. There is a lot of information circulating about the onshore…

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First gas sales at Waitsia

AWE achieves first gas sales from Waitsia project – on time and within budget

Commercial gas sales from Stage 1A of the Waitsia gas project have commenced and the development was delivered on time and within the approved budget of $18 million [ASX announcement]. A range of Mid West service providers helped play a key role in this achievement. The Waitsia gas project (AWE 50% interest) is Operated by AWE and located approximately 16.5 km east-southeast of Dongara in production licence L1/L2. Stage 1A…

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AWE is taking part in the Mingenew Expo

AWE takes part in the Mingenew Expo

AWE is taking part in the Mingenew Mid West Expo, the largest agricultural field day in Western Australia’s Mid West. The two day event showcases farming and agricultural technologies. It also presents a great opportunity to demonstrate how the onshore gas industry can successfully coexist with the agricultural industry, highlighting AWE’s longstanding active presence in the region, including our recent development activities on Irwin Park Farm. AWE, and its predecessors,…

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Rehabilitation work at Drover 1 is complete

Drover-1 rehabilitation complete

AWE Limited has finalised decommissioning and rehabilitation works at its Drover-1 exploration site, in preparation for handing back the site to the landowner for agricultural use. Decommissioning involves the safe and environmentally sound isolation of the well below ground in addition to surface rehabilitation and restoration works. Typical steps in the process include removing any production tubing, isolating productive formations from other formations by installing cement columns at several intervals,…

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Waitsia Pipeline construction

AWE commences pipeline construction

AWE has commenced construction work on Stage 1A of the Waitsia Gas Project with groundwork underway for the gas pipeline, which will transfer gas from the Waitsia-01 and the Senecio-03 wells to the Xyris Production Facility (XPF). The groundwork includes constructing a pipeline with two flow lines tying the well heads back to the existing XPF, which is being refurbished following a period of ‘care and maintenance’. AWE recently drilled…

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AWE awards more than $6 million in contracts to businesses in midwest

AWE awards more than $6 million in contracts to Mid West businesses

AWE Limited is delivering on its commitment to the economic development of the Mid West region by awarding service contracts totaling approximately $6 million to local Mid West businesses for Stage 1A of the company’s Waitsia Gas Project. Four service contracts have been awarded, including pipeline construction, earthworks, concreting, and electrical and instrument installation. Work on site will commence in April 2016 and AWE is anticipating first gas will be…

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Upcoming Community Information Exchange Session

As part of AWE’s commitment to ongoing engagement with the Mid West community about our operations and forward plans for Stage 1A of the Waitsia Gas Project, we’re holding a Community Information Exchange Session next week. Details follow: Where:  Ocean Room, Shire of Irwin Recreation Centre, Point Leander Drive, Port Denison When:   2:30 – 6:30pm, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 The information exchange session is a chance for AWE to outline…

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First stage of the Waitsia Gas Project

AWE and its joint venture partner Origin Energy have made the Final Investment Decision (FID) for Stage 1A of the Waitsia gas field development project, the Waitsia Gas Project. Stage 1A comprises the installation of new infrastructure and upgrades to existing assets that will connect the recently flow tested Waitsia-1 and Senecio-3 gas wells to the Xyris Production Facility (XPF) for an extended production test. Processed gas from XPF will…

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CSIRO UWA Monitoring Project

Perth Basin baseline monitoring project

AWE is proud to co-fund and participate in a CSIRO/University of Western Australia baseline monitoring project to capture, including additional baseline groundwater, from the north Perth Basin, the geological name for the low lying sedimentary area in this region of the Mid West. The Perth Basin Shale and Tight Gas Monitoring Joint Industry Program, which will run for two-years, will help ensure Australia’s onshore gas industry uses and implements the…

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Land Access Agreements

Template for land access agreements released

A new template agreement for land access is now available for use by WA landowners and petroleum explorers. The template was developed in response to feedback from landowners seeking clarification of what petroleum exploration might mean to them and how the could better engage in negotiations. Over the past two years, AWE has assisted Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), during extensive collaboration with WAFarmers, Pastoralists and Graziers Association…

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