Kipper Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ExxonMobil
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Gippsland coast of Victoria
  • Production start:
  • Partners: ExxonMobil - 32.5%, Santos - 35.0%, BHP Billiton - 32.5%
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: Confirmed resources of approximately 620 billion cubic feet of recoverable gas and 30 million barrels of oil and gas liquids
  • Production Volume:


  • Initial Kipper gas development is via two subsea wells and four subsea coolers with tie-back to a subsea manifold
  • Gas is treated at the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant
  • Due to the discovery of mercury in the gas, completion is not expected until 2016


  • McDermott: Platform Construction


  • 1986 - The Kipper gas field was discovered
  • 1999 - Santos acquired a stake in the field
  • 2000 - Santos acquired additional stake from Shell
  • 2007 - Kipper Project Sanctioned
  • 2011 - Project cost increased due to mecury



  1. International Protective Coatings Platform References
  2. McDermott Platform References
  3. Acquisition of Interest in Kipper Gas Field
  4. Acquisition of Additional Interest in the Kipper Field
  5. Kipper Project Sanctioned
  6. BHP Billiton Approves Revised Costs For Kipper And Turrum Petroleum Projects

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