Minerva Gas Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: offshore Otway Basin, Victoria
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners: Santos
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves: 301 billion cubic feet (Bcf)
  • Production Volume:


  • Minerva is a natural gas field with a small amount of liquid condensate.
  • The field contains estimated proven and probable gas reserves of 301 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of gas. It also contains 1.24 million barrels of liquids
  • The Minerva development involved the drilling and installation of two subsea well completions in 60 metres of water
  • A single flowline transports the gas to the coast, through a subterranean shore crossing to an onshore gas processing facility
  • The gas plant has a gross design production capacity of 150 terajoules of gas per day


  • Process Group: Refrigeration and Gas Chiller Package


  • 2002 - Final investment decision taken
  • 2005 - First gas produced
  • 2013 - Well #2 was shut down



  1. Minerva Operations
  2. Process Group Oil And Gas Processing References
  3. BHP Billiton Approves Minerva Gas Development in Victoria
  4. BHP Billiton Announces First Gas From Minerva Development In Australia

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