Oil Search to start up Gobe facility in PNG this week

The Papua New Guinea-focused oil and gas producer and PNG LNG stakeholder, OilSearch said the Gobe processing facility and the export pipeline will be operational this week.

The company noted that the facility was largely undamaged in the magnitude 7.5 earthquake that hit the Papua New Guinean Highlands on February 26.

The Oil Search-operated PNG LNG condensate handling facilities at the central processing facility (CPF) are ready to receive PNG LNG condensate as soon as production from the Hides gas conditioning plant comes back on-stream.

Production from the Kutubu complex fields will be progressively restored from late March as the CPF is brought back online.

The Agogo processing facility and the Moran 4, 6, 9 well pad, which are in the area most impacted by the earthquake, will require some repairs before production from the Moran field can recommence, Oil Search said.

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