Beetaloo Lateral Pipeline

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Beetaloo Lateral Pipeline is a series of proposed oil gas pipeline routes running from the Beetaloo Basin in Northern Territory, Australia to the eastern Australia gas market.[1]

Location

Three segments have been proposed: the Amadeus Gas Pipeline (AGP) Lateral (1a), the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Lateral (1b), and the Beetaloo to Mount Isa Pipeline (BIP) (1c). The potential routes are shown in order from left to right below.[1]

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Project details

Amadeus Gas Pipeline (AGP) Lateral (1a)

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Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) Lateral (1b)

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Beetaloo to Mount Isa Pipeline (BIP) (1c)

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Background

In the 2021 Australian National Gas Infrastructure Plan (NGIP), three different potential pipeline routes were suggested to exploit development in the Beetaloo Basin.[2] The plan presented three options: small-, medium-, and large-scale development of the basin, noting that the large-scale development would need to be in place by 2025, and large-scale development — if deemed viable by exploration — by 2028. There were no details on potential ownership, though the plan mentions the need for such infrastructure to be in place by 2028 at the latest to avoid domestic and export shortages.

Expansion projects

Beetaloo Lateral Pipeline capacity expansion

As part of potential large-scale development of the Beetaloo Basin, one of the three lateral pipeline options above would need to be expanded up to 1700 terajoules per day by 2028 (implying a capacity expansion of 1350 terajoules per day).

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Further Beetaloo Basin expansion

The National Gas Infrastructure Plan suggested further expansion projects to fully exploit resources in the Beetaloo Basin. Each expansion suggested is accounted for on the individual pipeline project pages.

Small-scale Beetaloo Basin development

  • A new 350 terajoules per day lateral pipeline to connect Beetaloo, to be completed by 2025.
  • Expansions to 350 terajoules per day for the Amadeus Gas Pipeline (AGP), Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), and Carpentaria Gas Pipeline (CGP) (depending on the choice of lateral), to transport initial Beetaloo volumes to be completed by 2025.

Large-scale Beetaloo Basin development

  • Upgrades to the Beetaloo Lateral Pipeline to up to 1700 terajoules per day, sequentially from 2028, mentioned above in possible expansion projects.
  • Twinning the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) (up to 1700 terajoules per day) and CGP (up to 1200 terajoules per day) to transport higher Beetaloo volumes, to be completed by 2028.
  • A new ~500 terajoules per day pipeline to connect NGP at Mount Isa to the new Galilee Gas Pipeline (GGP) to be completed by 2028, if Beetaloo development goes large scale.
  • Upgrading the GGP to ~700 terjoules per day pipeline connecting the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) extension at Longreach, through to Injune, to be completed by 2028 depending on viability of large scale Beetaloo development.
  • Twinning the Queensland Hunter Gas Pipeline (QGP) sized to 600–700 terajoules per day to facilitate Beetaloo and Galilee / North Bowen supply by 2028.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Australia 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan". Australia Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Retrieved 2021-01-03.
  2. "Australia 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan". Australia Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Retrieved 2021-01-03.

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