Patricia And Baleen Gas Fields

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Summary Information

  • Operator: Santos
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Bass Strait
  • Production start:
  • Partners:
  • Type: Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The fields have ceased production
  • The Patricia and Baleen gas fields, located in Licence Area Vic/L21, offshore from East Gippsland, Victoria, in the eastern waters of Bass Strait
  • The offshore facilities, collectively known as the Patricia Baleen (PaB) Asset, consist of:
    • Two subsea wells (Patricia-2 and Baleen-4); both wells are depleted and unable to flow.
    • A 24 km subsea pipeline connecting the offshore wells (Patricia-2 and Baleen-4) to onshore facilities.
    • A 24 km subsea umbilical cable connecting the Patricia-2 and Baleen-4 wells to the Patricia Baleen Gas Processing Plant.


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  • 2002 - Santos acquired a 20% stake
  • 2004 - Santos increases stake to 50%
  • 2005 - Santos acquired OMV's stake
  • 2008 - Fields ceased production



  1. Patricia Baleen Operations and Maintenance
  2. Acquisition within Patricia Baleen
  3. Santos increases offshore Victorian gas interests
  4. Santos acquires OMV’s Gippsland and Cooper Basin assets

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