The SGP is underpinned by a December 2017 deal with the Shell-operated joint venture. This deal has allowed Arrow to take advantage of existing QGC-operated infrastructure to reduce our impacts on landholders and communities.
Following our Shareholders’ investment announcement, Arrow sanctioned the first phase of the SGP in April 2020.
Phase one includes more than 600 wells to be drilled from 2020, focussing on an expansion between Arrow’s current operational areas at Daandine and Tipton.
This initial phase will see construction of Inlet Processing Facilities (IPFs) at Shell-QGC operated David and Harry Field Compression Stations.
IPFs will enable Arrow to supply gas from its operational fields under the gas sales agreement.
Arrow will continue to use its existing gas compression facilities at Daandine and Tipton, with upgrades to the Tipton Central Gas Processing Facility.
Phase one also includes upgrades and connection to water treatment facilities.
In addition to using Arrow’s existing water treatment facilities which will be improved through upgrades to Arrow’s Tipton and Daandine Water Treatment Plants, Arrow will send water to the Shell-QGC operated Kenya Water Treatment facility.
Two new brine storage ponds will be constructed at the facility to support water treatment for beneficial use.
Beneficial use of water
A Beneficial Use Network will be constructed to return a portion of treated water to users with Condamine Alluvium allocations in order to offset any potential impact from drawdown on the Condamine Alluvium and to maximise beneficial use of its treated CSG water.
Additional treated water will be beneficially used via the existing SunWater Chinchilla scheme.
Subsequent phases will include additional wells and gathering, and construction of two new Field Compression Stations at Lynwood, south of Arrow’s Tipton development and Girrahween, near Miles.