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Apache invests in Australia’s north-west gas fields

07 Mar 2012

West Australia (WA) has welcomed its third major gas processing hub, as US-based Apache Corporation opened the Devil Creek Gas Plant in the Carnarvon Basin last month.

The facility, incorporating the Reindeer gas field, wellhead platform and raw gas pipeline, the Devil Creek Gas Plant, and the Devil Creek Sales Gas Export Pipeline, was designed to process 2000 cubic feet of gas per day.

The new plant represents a A$1.1 billion investment by Apache and its joint venture partner, Santos. Through Apache Energy Limited and the company's Australian subsidiaries, Apache Corporation is the second-largest producer of oil and gas in Australia's north-west.

Speaking at the plant's opening, Managing Director of Apache Energy, Thomas Maher, said the development at Devil Creek is an important addition to the company's global portfolio.

"The Devil Creek Gas Plant and Reindeer Field further consolidate Apache Energy's ongoing commitment to Western Australia and our position as a major supplier of domestic gas," Mr Maher said.

"Devil Creek will enable us to increase our domestic gas sales to the Western Australian market where we already have an established profile."