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BHP gas plans update

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Oct 17 (LNGJ) – BHP, the giant Australian energy and commodities company, said in a quarterly update that all its major projects under development were on track with the Ruby oil and gas project in LNG-producer Trinidad and Tobago given government approval in September. The company also gave details of Australian natural gas plans.

   “The Australian Bass Strait West Barracouta project is tracking to plan and is expected to achieve first production in the 2021 calendar year,” said BHP of the natural gas project offshore the state of Victoria. BHP noted that Victoria’s Minerva gas field reached end-of-field in September and production ceased at the Minerva Gas Plant. BHP agreed to sell its 90 percent interest in the Minerva Gas Plant to the Casino Henry joint venture after the cessation of gas processing from the Minerva field.