Client: Contact Energy Limited
Location: Ahuroa Wellsite, Taranaki
Project Overview: Underground gas storage facility with injection compression and extraction facilities.
Project Scope: Review underground gas storage injection and extraction with a view to increasing injection compressor reliability and increasing extraction train capability.
Conceptual design report consisting of equipment assessment, process simulation, vendor liaison, conceptual design, preliminary layout/footprint and control system architecture, as well as recommendation for project implementation.
Project challenges: Limited footprint space for additional equipment, and 100% availability requirement for implementation. Review focused on key equipment items that were identified as bottlenecks, and providing alternatives for increasing throughput.