A milestone has been achieved in the BassGas Mid Life Enhancement (MLE) project with the successful lift of the export compression and condensate pumping modules into place on the Yolla offshore platform.

The lift was completed safely during a planned maintenance shutdown by the specialist heavy lift vessel, the Sapura 3000. BassGas is due to recommence production in late December 2014.

Origin Chief Executive Officer Upstream, Mr Paul Zealand said, “We are pleased to have safely completed the module lift, which is an important first step in Stage 2 of the BassGas MLE project aiming to extend the production life of the Yolla field.”

“The team is now focussed on preparations for drilling the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells, including the arrival of the drill rig, the West Telesto, with the drilling operation expected to begin in the New Year.”

Once the Yolla-5 and Yolla-6 wells are drilled and tied in, they will extend production from the Yolla field through the BassGas production facility at Lang Lang, Victoria.

The Yolla Platform is located in Bass Strait, approximately 140km off shore from Kilcunda, Victoria.

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