Surat Gas Project
In December 2017, Arrow signed one of the largest gas supply deals on Australia’s east coast with the Shell-operated QCLNG joint venture, which will for the majority of Arrow’s Surat gas reserves.
The 27-year deal will commercialise the majority of Arrow’s gas reserves in the Surat Basin (approx. 5 trillion cubic feet) and enable Arrow to use existing QGC-operated infrastructure (gas compression, processing and transmission) to accelerate development.
Phased development activity will start from the expansion of Arrow’s Tipton fields near Dalby, and build to new development areas from around 2021.
This project is expected to create around 1000 jobs (800 during peak construction and around 200 ongoing operational roles).
An Environmental Impact Statement for the Surat Gas Project was lodged in December 2011. The project received its environmental approval from the Queensland Government on 25 October 2013 and from the Federal Government on 20 December 2013. View the Surat Gas Project EIS.
The deal provides a path to market for Arrow’s gas through mostly existing infrastructure, so the Arrow Surat Pipeline will no longer be constructed.