Pyrenees Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Carnarvon Basin
  • Production start: 2010
  • Partners: Quandrant
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Pyrenees field is located in Permit WA-12-R, in the Exmouth Sub-basin portion of the Carnarvon Basin approximately 45 kilometers northwest of Exmouth, Western Australia.
  • The Pyrenees project consists of the development of the Crosby, Ravensworth and Stickle oil fields which were discovered in 2003 at water depths ranging from 169 metres (555 feet) to 250 metres (820 feet.)
  • The fields are developed with very long horizontal wells drilled from the sea floor and then tied back to the Pyrenees FPSO via an extensive gathering system. Water injection is incorporated to enhance oil recovery.
  • The full project involves 13 subsea wells, an extensive subsea gathering system connected to an FPSO
  • The Pyrenees Venture FPSO is capable of processing 96,000 barrels of oil per day, combined gas lift/re-injection capacity of 60 million cubic feet per day and having an oil storage capacity of approximately 850,000 barrels. The FPSO is planned to be installed in 200 meters water depth.
  • Surplus gas to fuel and lift gas requirements is reinjected into the Macedon Reservoir via a bi-directional well


  • MODEC: Engineering, procurement, construction, mobilization and operations of the FPSO, including topsides processing equipment, hull and marine system and a SOFECĀ® disconnectable internal turret mooring system
  • Oceaneering: Supply of umbilicals and associated subsea hardware
  • Acergy: Project management and engineering and the offshore installation of subsea manifolds, flexible flowlines and risers, umbilicals, and the tie-ins associated with the field, including pre-commissioning of the subsea system associated with this FPSO Development


  • 2003 - Crosby, Ravensworth and Stickle oil fields discovered
  • 2007 - MODEC Selected for EPCI and Operation of FPSO
  • 2010 - First oil production
  • 2015 - Quandrant Energy acquired Apache's share



  1. BHP Billiton Approves Pyrenees Project Offshore Western Australia
  2. MODEC Selected for EPCI and Operation of FPSO
  3. Oceaneering Announces Umbilical Contract Award
  4. Acergy S.A. awarded SURF contract offshore Australia
  5. First Oil Production From Pyrenees Development Offshore Western Australia
  6. Apache Agrees To Sell Australian Operations For $2.1 Billion

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