AWE and the Mid West
- AWE is a dynamic Australian energy company committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy.
- We have extensive domestic and international experience and expertise in offshore and onshore gas operations.
- We’ve been operating in the Mid West near the town of Dongara, approximately 360km north of Perth and 65km south of Geraldton since 1971.
- AWE employs 15 full time employees in the Mid West. This number increases substantially during periods of exploration and development activity.
- Oil and condensate production is trucked from existing field facilities to the Kwinana Oil Refinery, located south of Perth.
- Gas production is gathered at two gas processing facilities and injected into the Parmelia Pipeline for transport to various customers in Western Australia.
We operate openly, transparently and in good faith with everyone we deal with. We are committed to communicating clearly with the Mid West communities in which we operate.
AWE is a respected operator with a strong track record in safety, environmental management, exploration and development. We built our reputation through a number of successful projects in Australia, New Zealand, USA and Asia.
AWE is currently involved in the following projects:
- Waitsia Gas Project – Onshore production and exploration assets, northern Perth Basin, WA**
- Casino Gas Project – offshore Otway Basin, VIC
- BassGass project – offshore Bass Basin, Tasmania
- Tui oil fields – offshore Taranaki Basin, NZ*
- Ande Ande Lumut oil project – offshore Indonesia^
*AWE is the operator
**AWE operates some assets
^Project in development
History of Perth Basin operations
The history of oil and gas operations in the Perth Basin extends back more than 50 years with the first discovery at Yardarino-1. Natural gas was first produced for sale from the Dongara gas field in October 1971.
Since the initial discovery in the area, a number of commercial oil and gas operations have been developed. This has required a range of activity including field exploration, seismic acquisition, exploration and development drilling and the construction of infrastructure and gas pipelines.
In this process, over 200 wells have been successfully drilled in the region, with no significant environmental impacts. Today, oil and gas operations are conducted on a number of sites, employing local staff and contractors and contributing to the local community as well as to Western Australia more broadly.