Stybarrow Oil Field

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Summary Information

  • Operator: BHP Billiton
  • Country: Australia
  • Location: Southern Carnarvon Basin
  • Production start:
  • Partners: BHP Billiton - 50%, Woodside - 50%
  • Type: Oil / Gas
  • Estimated Reserves:
  • Production Volume:


  • The Stybarrow Venture Mv16 FPSO has a storage capacity of 900,000 barrels, a total liquid processing capacity of 100,000 barrels per day, a crude production capacity of 80,000 barrels of oil per day and a gas production capacity of 45 million standard cubic feet per day.
  • There are 9 subsea wells supplying the FPSO
  • It is installed in approximately 825 meters water depth.


  • MODEC: Provision of a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility
  • Technip-Subsea 7:
    • Design, manufacture, transport, installation and pre-commissioning of approximately 48 kms of flexible risers, flowlines and jumpers
    • Also transport, installation and pre-commissioning of approximately 16 kms of dynamic and static umbilicals and associated electrical and hydraulic flying leads as well as the installation of the FPSO* spider buoy and mooring system complete with anchors


  • 2003 - Stybarrow Oil Field discovered
  • 2006 - MODEC Awarded FPSO contract
  • 2006 - Technip-Subsea 7 awarded subsea installation contract
  • 2007 - First oil from Stybarrow Oil Field



  1. MODEC Awarded FPSO for Stybarrow Field, Offshore Australia
  2. FPSO Stybarrow Venture MV16 Naming Ceremony
  3. MODEC's FPSO Stybarrow Venture MV16 Achieves First Oil
  4. BHP Billiton Successfully Completes WA-255-P(2) Drilling Campaign Off Western Australia
  5. BHP Billiton Announces Oil Discovery within WA-255-P in Exmouth Sub Basin Off Western Australia
  6. Technip-Subsea 7 awarded subsea installation contract for the Stybarrow project in Australia

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