Kingfish Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Exxon
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Bass Strait, Gippsland Basin
  • Production start: 1971
  • Partners: BHP Billiton
  • Type: Oil & Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • Kingfish is the largest oil field ever discovered in Australia and has produced more than 1 Billion barrels of oil
  • The Kingfish A (KFA), Kingfish B (KFB) and West Kingfish (WKF) platforms are located within Production Area VIC/L07 approximately 72 to 77 km off the Gippsland coast in approximately 77 to 78 m of water depth.
  • The KFA, KFB and WKF platforms are fixed installations consisting of an eight leg steel piled jacket


  • The KFA platform is connected to the KFB platform by the KFA-KFB400 pipeline; the KFB platform is connected to the Halibut (HLA) platform by the KFB-HLA500 pipeline; and the WKF platform is connected to the KFA platform by the WKF-KFA300 pipeline.
  • Oil is supplied from the Long Island Point Terminal
  • Crude from the field is a constituent of the Gippsland Blend Crude Oil
  • Gas is processed at the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant


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  • 1967 - Kingfish Oil Field discovered
  • 1971 - Kingfish platform installed



  1. Kingfish, National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
  2. Offshore Oil And Gas Production Platforms In Australia

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