Greater Meridian Fields

Shari Highfield

Greater Meridian Fields

Westside began its operations in the Greater Meridian Fields in 2010, after partnering with Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd (Mitsui) to acquire the interests from Anglo American (Anglo) and Mitsui Moura Investment Pty Ltd (MMI).

Seven years later, Westside and Mitsui acquired additional acreage adjacent to the Meridian Fields, comprising the PL94 sublease and ATP 564P and ATP 602P from PetroChina.

The Greater Meridian Fields are the closest gas fields to the significant export facilities at Gladstone, which is approx. 160km east of the Field.  The Fields are connected to the GLNG pipeline and the Queensland Gas Pipeline (QGP).  Westside is a participant of the Wallumbilla Gas Exchange and can supply gas into the East Coast domestic gas market via the Wallumbilla Hub.

About Greater Meridian SeamGas

Operations in the Greater Meridian Gas Fields first began in the late 1990s. The site includes petroleum, gas and mining leases, and gas compression and pipeline infrastructure.

With its team of highly experienced gas field operators, Westside began working on the site in 2010. The site currently produces 40 Terajoules (TJ) a day.

The development of the Meridian Field is underpinned by a 20-year gas supply agreement to sell gas to the GLNG-project at oil-linked prices.  Gas has been sold into the GLNG contract since 2015 and the agreement provides Westside with long-term security and a flexible path to expand production at the Meridian Field.

In December 2018 Westside and Mitsui entered into a 2-year gas sale agreement to supply 4 TJ/d gas from the Greater Meridian Field to Orica.