TAG Oil Blog

Infrastructure complete: Let the behind-pipe oil and gas flow!

Posted by Denise della Santina on Apr 2, 2013 12:45:00 PM

TAG geologist and geotechnical specialist Alexandra Johansen took a tour of Sidewinder and the newly completed Cheal oil and gas processing facility with a few other members of the team. We think you’ll agree, these shots are a far cry from the bare patch of land we shared back in August.

Great job to the team for their hard work freeing up our behind pipe oil and gas. But as ever, the work continues: Our engineers are busy tying the remaining wells into the plant, and over the next several weeks they’ll be fine tuning to make sure we get the flow optimized. 

Looking towards Rival #1, overview of the gas plant.

Overview of the gas plant looking towards Rival #1 on Cheal A-11: complete, and fully running right on time!

Shane Hamnett, Alex Johansen, Jack Doyle at gas plant

Shane Hamnett, Alex Johansen and Jack Doyle in the middle of the gas plant.

Vector meter skid at Cheal C site

The vector meter skid at the Cheal C site. It may not look like much but it was the last piece of work before we turned Cheal gas on to the sales line.

Pipeline inspection gaugues

Pig (pipeline inspection gauges) launchers to maintain the pipelines from C-to-A, A-to-C, and C-to-Vector, without having to interrupt the flow of hydrocarbons.

Sidewinder A-7HF

9 5/8" casing awaiting intermediate casing point on Sidewinder A-7HF. We normally run 8 1/2" casing, but this hole will be going to 4000m.

Cheal A-Site

Shane and Alex at the Cheal A-Site, with the Rival Rig #1 in the background for workover.

Gas-to-gas exchanger

Gas-to-gas exchanger with the de-ethanizer tower in the background, on a beautiful New Zealand fall day.

Topics: Cheal Production Facility, Cheal-C site, Announcements, pipeline, Jack Doyle

Cheal-C site testing photos

Posted by Denise della Santina on Nov 26, 2011 7:10:00 AM

New photos of the Cheal-C site are just in from the field. The wellhead in the center with the protection around it is the Cardiff-2A-ST1, which discovered deep liquid-rich gas.

Blog C Site

Mini-Cheal set up for testing. This is it, starting from right: rented silver heater unit (runs on C2 gas), rental pump (blue), rental conditioning unit (green), and TAG’s silver heated storage tank.
Cheal-C1 and Cheal-C2 wells
The Cheal-C1 and Cheal-C2 wells: The red high pressure hose gets gas from C2 to heat our power fluid, and pipes bring the heated power fluid in—and oil out—on the C1 wellhead.
Jack Doyle, TAG Oil
Jack Doyle, TAG's head of engineering directs the team from Horizon.
Tank dipA tank dip is the only way to measure production for now.

Topics: Cardiff, Cheal-C site, Jack Doyle