The new 11 kilometre pipeline, including the installation of production equipment at the Angore Well Pad, is the focus for ExxonMobil, says Managing Director Andrew Barry.
Speaking at the recent Australia-PNG Business Council Forum, Barry said following the connection of Well Pad F, which is the highest well pad with an elevation of 2800 metres (which began production this week), this year the focus would be on Angore.
Angore lies east to the Hides Plant.
“Our construction Camp at Angore has been established and work to clear the pipeline runway for the greenfield section is almost complete.
“Activity will ramp up further in the next few months as large equipment is flown into Komo, pipe streams and material are transported along the highlands highway entrenching the pipeline begins,” he said.
“The Angore tie-in project, while on a smaller scale, has the same challenges as the foundation pipeline construction.
“The field is of a similar high pressure reservoir to Hides Field and that an elevation of 1700 metres, the pipeline will follow the same terrain across deep ridges, down valleys and steep inclines.”
Barry said they have engaged local construction contractors to assist in the pipeline work, adding it will create further employment and opportunities for smaller businesses.
Well Pad F and the Angore tie-in project represent several hundred million kina in investment.
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