Kitan Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: ENI
  • Country: Timor-Leste
  • Location: Timor Sea
  • Production start: 2011
  • Partners: Eni - 40%, INPEX - (35%), Talisman - (25%)
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 68.8 Mbbl (OOIP)
  • Production Volume:


  • Kitan field is located at a water depth of 305m to 335m, North West of the existing Gas Condensate field, Bayu Undan.
  • The field has an oil density of 590 API and the reservoir is at depth of 3,300 metres Subsea.
  • The Kitan field is being produced through deep water subsea completion wells connected to the Glas Dowr FPSO (Floating Production Storage and Offloading) facility and is expected to reach peak production of about 40,000 BOPD


  • Bluewater: Chartering, Operation and Maintenance of the FPSO
  • Sembawang Shipyard: Major upgrading work for the FSPO includes the upgrading of the existing FPSO internal turret mooring and transfer systems. The marine, utility, electrical and communication, safety, control, monitoring, and production systems were also upgraded
  • Technip:
    • project management and engineering,
    • supply and installation of 23 kilometers of flowlines and risers,
    • installation of the umbilical system.
  • FMC Technologies: Engineering, procurement and construction of three subsea production trees and all associated control systems and umbilicals


  • 2008 - ENI discovers the Kitan oil field
  • 2008 - TSDA approved the development area for the Kitan oil field
  • 2009 - FMC awarded EPC for three subsea production trees and all associated control systems and umbilicals
  • 2010 - Technip awarded project management contract
  • 2010 - Sembawang Shipyard awarded FSPO refit contract
  • 2011 - Eni starts production from the Kitan oil field



  1. Eni starts production from the Kitan oil field offshore Australia and Timor-Leste
  2. Eni: Timor Sea Designated Authority approves the Development Area for the Kitan oil field Commercial Discovery
  3. Sembcorp Marine’s Sembawang Shipyard Secures FPSO Conversion And Upgrading Contracts Worth S$75 Million
  4. Eni makes new oil discovery in the Timor Sea
  5. Technip awarded Subsea contract for the Kitan field development project in the Timor Sea
  6. FMC Technologies Receives $60 Million Award for Eni's Kitan Development
  7. Kitan Field Development Approved, A new development within the Joint Petroleum Development Area
  8. Bluewater FPSO GLAS DOWR on ENI’s Kitan Field
  9. FPSO Glas Dowr starts production on ENI’s Kitan field

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