Infrastructure complete: Let the behind-pipe oil and gas flow!
TAG geologist and geotechnical specialist Alexandra Johansen took a tour of Sidewinder and the newly completed Cheal oil and gas processing facility with a few other members of the team. We think you’ll agree, these shots are a far cry from the bare patch of land we shared back in August.
Great job to the team for their hard work freeing up our behind pipe oil and gas. But as ever, the work continues: Our engineers are busy tying the remaining wells into the plant, and over the next several weeks they’ll be fine tuning to make sure we get the flow optimized.
9 5/8″ casing awaiting intermediate casing point on Sidewinder A-7HF. We normally run 8 1/2″ casing, but this hole will be going to 4000m.
The vector meter skid at the Cheal C site. It may not look like much but it was the last piece of work before we turned Cheal gas on to the sales line.
Pig (pipeline inspection gauges) launchers to maintain the pipelines from C-to-A, A-to-C, and C-to-Vector, without having to interrupt the flow of hydrocarbons.
Shane and Alex at the Cheal A-Site, with the Rival Rig #1 in the background for workover.
Shane Hamnett, Alex Johansen and Jack Doyle in the middle of the gas plant.
Gas-to-gas exchanger with the de-ethanizer tower in the background, on a beautiful New Zealand fall day.
Overview of the gas plant looking towards Rival #1 on Cheal A-11: complete, and fully running right on time!