ExxonMobil cheers Bass Strait flows

ExxonMobil will next month celebrate 40 years of oil and gas production from the Bass Strait off the Australian state of Victoria.

It has been four decades since the first gas from Bass Strait was piped to homes and businesses in Melbourne via the company’s processing plant at Longford.Now, almost four billion barrels of crude and seven trillion cubic feet of natural gas have been produced since the first well was drilled in the Strait. “The future remains bright for ExxonMobil’s Bass Strait operations, its dedicated workforce and the Victorian community with the multi-billion dollar Kipper and Turrum projects set to begin in 2011,” the company said today.

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