Mutineer Exeter Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Santos
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: 150 kilometers north of Dampier
  • Production start: 2005
  • Partners:
  • Type: Oil
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Mutineer-Exeter field is located approximately 150 kilometers north of Dampier on the north west coast of Australia
  • The development consists of of both Mutineer and Exeter as well as Fletcher Finucane Oil Field which produce light crude and are tied into the MODEC Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) facility
  • The Modec Venture 11 FPSO is installed in 156 meters (512 feet) water depth and has an oil processing capacity of 100,000 barrels of oil per day, gas handling of 2-3 million cubic feet per day, produced water treatment of up to 125,000 barrels per day, topsides water injection facilities for 150,000 barrels per day and storage capacity of 930,000 barrels


  • Modec: Provision of a turret moored floating production, storage and offloading vessel (FPSO)
  • Oceaneering: six lengths of thermoplastic umbilical, totaling over 34 kilometers


  • 1997 - The Mutineer field was discovered
  • 2002 - The Exeter field was discovered
  • 2003 - Modec wins FSPO contract
  • 2004 - FPSO completed
  • 2005 - Oil production begins
  • 2013 - First oil from Finucane field, which is a tie back to Mutineer Exeter


  • Angel Formation sandstones


  1. Santos, Mutineer-Exeter
  2. Mutineer-1B
  3. Santos confirms significance of offshore WA oil field
  4. Santos selects MODEC to develop Mutineer-Exeter field, Australia
  5. Milestone for new Australian oil field development
  6. Mutineer-Exeter FPSO Achieve First Oil
  7. FPSO MODEC Venture 11
  8. Oceaneering Awarded Key Umbilical Contract
  9. First Oil from Finucane South Field,North West Shelf, Australia

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