Blacktip Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ENI
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: 110 km off the shore of Northern Australia in the Bonaparte Basin
  • Production start: 2009
  • Partners: Eni 100%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Original recoverable reserves of 150 million boe
  • Production Volume:


  • Infrastructure consists of:
    • the WHP, normally unattended, of fixed steel jacket structure;
    • an 18“ carbon steel, multi-phase subsea export pipeline bringing produced fluids to shore;
    • a 1.3 billion cubic metre per year onshore gas plant, consisting of separation, gas dehydration, compression, condensate storage and produced water treatment facilities; and
    • a condensate export system comprising of an export pipeline and a single point mooring (SPM) and offloading system.
  • The Blacktip Gas Plant is situated approximately 240km from Darwin near Wadeye with the unmanned platform located approximately 110 km offshore in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf.
  • The Blacktip Project, which is 100% owned and operated by Eni, delivers gas to the Northern Territory for power generation.


  • AusGroup:
    • Fabrication of platform jacket, piles and topside
    • Providing skilled construction personnel for the execution of installation and pipelay work onboard the client’s derrick lay barge / vessel. This includes installing a wellhead platform jacket, piles and topside
  • Saipem: EPIC (Sealines + Platform)
  • Clough AMEC: Routine and campaign maintenance along with specialist consultancy services, multidiscipline engineering, procurement, and management of subcontractors and fabrication
  • Process Group:
    • 2 x Induced Gas Flotation Units
    • 133 MMSCFD TEG Dehydration Package - TEG circulation rate 12 USGPM
    • 2 x Induced Gas Flotation Units


  • 2006 - ENI launches project development
  • 2008 - AusGroup awarded offshore installation contract
  • 2009 - First gas production



  1. Blacktip Offshore Environment Plan
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. Saipem Pipeline References
  4. Bluewater Calm Buoy Mooring References
  5. Eni starts development of Blacktip gas field offshore Australia
  6. Eni starts up production in the Blacktip gas field, offshore Australia
  7. AusGroup Awarded AUD$30 million Offshore Manning Contract
  8. Clough AMEC awarded Eni Blacktip contract, Australia
  9. Neptune Awarded Offshore Contract to Perform an IRM scope in the Blacktip Field south west of Darwin

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