TO keep residents informed about the company’s expanding gas operations across the Surat Basin, Senex leaders and technical experts are holding public information sessions in Miles, Wandoan and Roma during mid-May.

Senex recently announced an 8 percent increase in its gas production in the region over the last quarter as well as the beginning of its next drilling phase, which will see the creation of 50 new local jobs.

“As we continue expanding our operations in the Surat Basin, residents might start seeing some new activity in the area and we understand that there might be some questions people would like to ask,” said Senex community relations officer Trevor Robertson (pictured above).

“We want to hold these information session to keep the community informed. Anyone is welcome and we’re looking forward to catching up again with the locals.”

The drop-in sessions begin at Roma on Monday, May 10 at the Explorers Inn Function Centre from 12.30pm to 2pm and again from 4pm to 5.30pm.

At Miles, a session will be held in the Columboola Room of the Leichhardt Centre on Tuesday, May 11 from 12pm to 1.30pm

At Wandoan, sessions are on Tuesday, May 11, at the Senex office from 4pm to 5pm and again on Wednesday, May 12 from 8.30am to 10am.

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided at the relevant events.

Senex Energy Managing Director Ian Davies said production of natural gas from its Surat Basin operations increased eight per cent over the past quarter with a target to triple production by 2025.

“Over the next couple of months, we will be starting the next stage of investment around Roma and Wandoan. We are ready to award contracts, we are ready to employ contractors.

“What does that mean? It means employment for the local community, means money going into the local community to support their local suppliers.

“It involves an expansion of our natural gas acreage. Drilling more wells, laying more plastic pipe for water and gas production. It means civils works around doing lease pads, roads etc.

“We’ve got a public target of tripling production by the end of 2025 what that means is continuing to invest in the local economy, continuing to invest in the sub-surface, the acreage that we hold around Wandoan and Roma and that is more jobs, more employment and more local investment in local people.”

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