Australia: Apache Gets Julimar/Brunello Approval
Apache Corporation said a subsidiary has received Australian government environmental approval for development of the Julimar and Brunello offshore natural gas fields that will supply natural gas to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project.
Development of the Julimar and Brunello natural gas fields in the Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia – two of Apache’s largest gas discoveries – is a key driver in the company’s expansion into the rapidly growing worldwide liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.
The Julimar and Brunello gas fields, discovered by Apache and Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (KUFPEC) in 2007, are located offshore in exploration permit WA-356-P, approximately 180 kilometres (km) (112 miles) west-northwest of Dampier in Western Australia.
In 2009, Apache and KUFPEC joined with Chevron to develop the Wheatstone LNG hub. Apache and KUFPEC agreed to supply gas from their Julimar and Brunello fields and to become foundation equity partners in the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project.
Source: Apache Corp, September 8, 2011;