Schedule of Activities

Our projects in the Perth Basin cover the various stages of project life-cycle. Following are key activities planned:

Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 – Drilling, Testing and Tie-In of Wells

 

Activity Description Indicative Timing
Waitsia 05 Drilling completed 24 April.
Well testing commenced 29 April, with flaring activities in early May.

Drilling completed in April 2022

Well testing
May 2022
(~9-16 days)

Waitsia 06 Drilling rig is in place at Waitsia 06 and drilling has commenced.
Well testing anticipated to commence in June.

Drilling underway
– May 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing
~June 2022
(~9-16 days)

Waitsia 08 Drilling anticipated to commence mid-June.

Drilling
~June 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing
~July/Aug 2022
(~9-16 days)

Waitsia 07 Drilling anticipated to commence August.

Drilling
~Aug 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing
~Sept 2022
(~9-16 days)

Waitsia 09 Drilling anticipated to commence mid-September.

Drilling
~Sept 2022
(~5 weeks)

Well testing
~Oct 2022
(~9-16 days)

Waitsia 10 Drilling anticipated to commence November.

Drilling
~Nov 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing
~Nov/Dec 2022
(~9-16 days)

 

L1/L2 Permit Areas (Shire of Irwin Region)

Activity Description Indicative Timing
Production – Waitsia Stage 1 The Waitsia Stage 1 Expansion – Production continues to produce from three connected wells into the Domestic Market. The facility is capable of processing up to 30TJ/day into the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline. Ongoing
Full Field Development – Waitsia Stage 2

Stage 2 will involve connecting up to six wells to a newly constructed gas production facility planned to be located near the existing Waitsia Stage 1 gas production at the Xyris Production Facility. It will add 250TJ/day production capacity.

Waitsia Stage 2 is in the execution phase.

Construction of Waitsia Stage 2 commenced July 2021 and is scheduled for completion 2023. 
Perth Basin Decommissioning and Rehabilitation Project

The Dongara Production Facility and Hovea Production Facility are both in Care and Maintenance. Oil and Gas processing equipment on both sites were decommissioned, removed and recycled early in 2021.

Well site decommissioning activities are being undertaken as part of a Mid West permit areas campaign to decommission then rehabilitate sites which are no longer in use.

Ongoing

 

Note: All our activities involve conventional gas fields and all ‘Indicative Timing’ is subject to corporate, JV and regulatory approvals.

Waitsia Gas Project Stage 2 – Drilling, Testing and Tie-In of Wells

Activity: Waitsia 05

Drilling completed 24 April.
Well testing commenced 29 April, with flaring activities in early May.

Indicative Timing:
Drilling completed April 2022

Well testing commenced May 2022
(~9-16 days)

Activity: Waitsia 06

Drilling rig is in place at Waitsia 06 and drilling has commenced.
Well testing anticipated to commence in June.

Indicative Timing:
Drilling commenced May 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing ~June 2022
(~9-16 days)

Activity: Waitsia 08

Drilling anticipated to commence mid-June.

Indicative Timing:

Drilling ~June 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing ~July/Aug 2022
(~9-16 days)

Activity: Waitsia 07

Drilling anticipated to commence August. 

Indicative Timing:

Drilling ~Aug 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing ~Sept 2022
(~9-16 days) 

Activity: Waitsia 09

Drilling anticipated to commence mid-September. 

Indicative Timing:
Drilling ~Sept 2022
(~5 weeks)

Well testing ~Oct 2022
(~9-16 days)

Activity: Waitsia 10

Drilling anticipated to commence mid-October. 

Indicative Timing:
Drilling ~Oct 2022
(~6 weeks)

Well testing ~Nov/Dec 2022
(~9-16 days)

L1/L2 Permit Areas (Shire of Irwin Region)

Permits: L1/L2

The Waitsia Stage 1 Expansion – Production continues to produce from three connected wells into the Domestic Market. The facility is capable of processing up to 30TJ/day into the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.

Permits: L1/L2

Stage 2 will involve connecting up to six wells to a newly constructed 250 TJ/day gas production facility planned to be located near the existing Waitsia Stage 1 gas production at the Xyris Production Facility.

Waitsia Stage 2 is in the execution phase. 

Indicative Timing: Construction of Waitsia Stage 2 commenced July 2021 and is scheduled for completion 2023. It will add 250TJ/day production capacity.

Permits: L1/L2

The Dongara Production Facility and Hovea Production Facility are both in Care and Maintenance. Oil and Gas processing equipment on both sites were decommissioned, removed and recycled early in 2021.

Well site decommissioning activities are being undertaken as part of a Mid West permit areas campaign to decommission then rehabilitate sites which are no longer in use.

Note: All our activities involve conventional gas fields and all ‘Indicative Timing’ is subject to corporate, JV and regulatory approvals.

Planning

Before anything can happen we need to plan carefully. Read more about the planning process.

Exploration/Appraisal

We look for gas, and when we find it we figure out if it’s worth pursuing further. Find out more about our exploration and appraisal process.

Development

Once we’ve confirmed a well is commercially viable we get ready to put it into production. Read more about the development process.

Production

During the production phase we produce gas from the well and sell it. Find out more about the production process.

Decommissioning and Rehabilitation

When the exploration or production activity has finished it’s time to clean up. Read more about how we decommission and rehabilitate a well and its surrounding area.

Sustainable energy

Sustainable Energy

MEPAU is actively transitioning to a low-carbon energy future.

The Northern Perth Basin

The northern Perth Basin is a prolific oil and gas producing area covering a large portion of the Mid West region of Western Australia. The town of Dongara, located approximately 360km north of Perth, is the regional economic hub for a number of industries, including oil and gas.

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