Senex and GLNG have moved to separate their existing arrangements into two separate agreements: one for Roma North, and one for the remainder of the Western Surat Gas Project.
In September 2015, Senex and GLNG agreed terms for the sale of up to 50 terajoules per day (TJ/d) of sales gas from the Western Surat Gas Project, subject to Senex taking a Final Investment Decision (FID) by September 2020 (the 2015 Agreements). Under the 2015 Agreements, upon Senex reaching FID, all gas from the Western Surat Gas Project would become exclusive to GLNG for the term of the gas sales agreement (approximately 20 years).
Senex and GLNG have now moved to separate these arrangements into two separate agreements (the 2018 Agreements): the first for what will now be referred to as Roma North, comprising the Glenora, Eos, Mimas and Tethys blocks, and the second for the remainder of the Western Surat Gas Project.
Accordingly, upon Senex reaching FID for a gas development relating to Roma North, only gas from Roma North becomes exclusive to GLNG for the term of the gas sales agreement (approximately 20 years), with terms (including price) consistent with those originally agreed.
Gas sales to GLNG from the remainder of the Western Surat Gas Project remain subject to a future FID, with the expiry date for making such decision extended by two years to September 2022, with GLNG having the last right of refusal to any further volumes marketed.
Commenting on the 2018 Agreements, Senex Managing Director Ian Davies said:
“We are pleased to have negotiated gas sales arrangements with GLNG which provide flexibility and optionality for the development of Roma North and the remaining Western Surat Gas Project acreage.
“With our immediate focus on an initial 16 TJ/d gas development from the Glenora and Eos blocks within Roma North, separate gas sales arrangements will allow Senex to produce these new volumes as early as possible, while retaining our ability to develop the remaining Western Surat Gas Project acreage in the future and at an appropriate commercial return.
“These arrangements with GLNG will help to maximise ultimate gas recovery from the Western Surat Gas Project and support our goal of sustainable shareholder value creation.
“We look forward to reaching FID in respect of Roma North in the near term and delivering material gas volumes to GLNG”, Mr Davies said.
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