New gas project a further boost for town

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph

A new gas exploration project off the coast of the Pilbara coast is generating excitement for the Town of Port Hedland.

Town of Port Hedland Mayor Camilo Blanco and chief executive officer David Pentz recently met with Quadrant Energy’s director of government and public affairs, David Parker, and Quadrant Energy’s drilling manager, Jason Young.

The men met to discuss the exploration project, in the Bedout Basin about 60km from Port Hedland.

“It’s great to see the resources industry continuing to grow in our region, especially with these new discoveries in oil and gas,” Mr Blanco said.

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“The town is looking forward to receiving further updates on the exploration program.”

Exploration activities are being run by Quadrant Energy under a joint venture with Carnarvon Petroleum.

Quadrant Energy supplies more than 40 per cent of WA’s domestic gas from producing facilities across the Pilbara region at Varanus Island, Devil Creek and Macedon and is an active explorer in the areas offshore northern WA.

Quadrant Energy was the most active offshore exploration company in Australia in 2016 with a successful seven-well exploration drilling program off the coast of the North West.

For more information on the joint venture, visit www.quadrantenergy.com.au or www.carnarvon.com.au.

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