Australia's Reserves—2: Discoveries, pending developments spell resurgence in Australia offshore production

This is the second part of a two-part article about how Australia is converting substantial hydrocarbon resources into recoverable volumes.In the southeastern part of Australia, the Gippsland basin contains one gas field, Patricia/Baleen, that is now producing but was classified as economic demonstrated resources (EDR) in “Oil and Gas Resources of Australia 2002.”3 Click here to enlarge imagePatricia/Baleen gas field is 23 km off eastern Victoria in 50 m of water (Fig. 5). The development consists of two subsea well completions connected via a 23-km offshore gas pipeline to an onshore dedicated gas treatment plant for processing and compression. The publicly estimated initial...

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