Beharra Springs Pipeline

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The Beharra Springs Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from the Beharra Springs gas field in Western Australia to the Parmelia Pipeline in Western Australia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Origin Energy
  • Parent Company: Origin Energy
  • Current Capacity: 40 terajoules per day (37 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 1 mile / 1.6 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1992

Background

The Beharra Springs Pipeline is operated and owned by Origin Energy.[2]

Accident

In January 2017 whistleblower Sally McDow, former senior manager of compliance at Origin, revealed a December 2013 "incident" that occurred at the Beharra Springs Redback South Well #1 near Perth in 2013. According to McDow, a meeting of senior managers were told the incident was the worst the chief executive of Origin's Upstream Division had seen in his 35 years in the oil and gas industry. The explosion could have caused multiple deaths and was the result of about 13 systemic issues which had been ignored by management in audits and reports over about 10 years.[3]

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References

  1. WA:Beharra Springs Pipeline, Australian Electricity Market Commission, accessed February 2018
  2. Origin Energy lures bidders with 'rare' Perth Basin gas opportunity, Sydney Morning Herald, Jan. 4, 2016
  3. Origin Energy ignores coal seam gas well leaks, whistleblower says, The Guardian, Jan. 26, 2017

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