Cliff Head Oil Field

Summary Information

  • Operator: ROC Oil
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Perth Basin, WA-286-P
  • Production start: 2006
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves: 80 - 100 million barrels of oil in place (“MMBOIP”)
  • Production Volume:


  • The Cliff Head facilities are the only offshore infrastructure in the Perth Basin and consist of a jack-up installed unmanned platform, connected by 14km pipelines to onshore stabilisation plant at Arrowsmith.
  • Oil is trucked 350km to the BP refinery in Kwinana.


  • Icon Engineering:
    • Conceptual engineering design and cost estimation
    • Install, hookup and commission the wellhead platform


  • 2001 - Mitsui farmed into the licence
  • 2001 - Cliff Head Oil Field discovered
  • 2005 - Final Investment Decision was made and production licence was granted
  • 2006 - First oil produced
  • 2011 - Roc increased its stake to 42.5%


  • The hydrocarbon play at Cliff Head is a series of stacked Permian sandstone reservoirs within fault and dip-closed structures, sealed by the regional Kockatea Shale.


  1. ROC, Cliff Head Oil Field
  2. Offshore Oil And Gas Production Platforms In Australia
  3. Icon Engineering Platform References
  4. ROC Farms Out 15% of WA-286-P to Mitsui
  5. Cliff Head Oil Field- Update and Future Plans
  6. ROC Acquires Additional Interest in Cliff Head

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