ConocoPhillips: Proposal for Barossa project published for public comment Martin Kovacs, 13 Jul 2017

ConocoPhillips has advised that the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority has published the Barossa Area Development Offshore Project Proposal for public comment.

ConocoPhillips stated that, along with co-venturers SK E&S Australia and Santos Offshore, it “is proposing to develop discovered hydrocarbon resources located in Commonwealth waters, approximately 300 km north of Darwin”.

The project proposes to provide a new source of gas to the Darwin LNG facility, subject to suitable commercial arrangements being put in place, with the development concept including an FPSO facility, subsea production system and a gas export pipeline, all located in Commonwealth waters, ConocoPhillips stated.

ConocoPhillips Australia West President Chris Wilson stated that several options are being assessed to backfill Darwin LNG from 2023, when the current offshore gas supply from Bayu-Undan is expected to be exhausted.

“As operator of the Barossa project, we believe Barossa is a leading backfill candidate,” Wilson stated.

“Barossa represents a further multi-billion dollar investment that will ensure ConocoPhillips continues to play a key role in building the economies of Darwin, the Northern Territory and the nation for many years to come.”

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