Timor Sea

Quick Guide: Subsea Projects in The Timor Sea Oil and Gas Fields

Where is the Timor Sea?

The subsea oil and gas projects are located in the Timor Sea, which is an arm of the Indian Ocean, between the island of Timor and Australia. The sea is located at 10 ° south latitude, is approximately 480 kilometers wide, and covers an area of ​​around 610,000 square kilometers. To the west it opens to the Indian Ocean and to the east to the Arafura Sea in the Pacific Ocean. 

Timor Sea Subsea Oil and Gas

How deep is the Timor Sea?

The Timor Sea has a maximum depth of more than 3300 meters, but more than half has a depth of less than 200 meters.

Offshore Oil and Gas Projects and Subsea Production Systems

Subsea oil and gas field developments in the Timor Sea is complicated and it takes years from the initial successful geophysical and seismic surveys to first oil. Offshore exploration drilling and the reservoir can be defined and the volume of oil and gas or condensate can be estimated. The Timor Sea Oil and Gas Fields layout can now be developed, including the design of the subsea production systems, subsea clump weights, pipelines routing and the topside oil production facilities and installations. After all the wells have been drilled and the subsea production systems are installed, the oil production can finally begin.

Subsea Projects and Oil Field Developments

Below is a list of Timor Sea Subsea oil and gas field developments:

  • Laminaria by Woodside
    is located in the Timor Sea, 550km north-west of Darwin. Water depths increase from 50m to 300-400m near Laminaria and 400-500m over Corallina, before deepening to over 2,000m further north in the Timor Trough. Laminaria, Timor Sea, Woodside, Asia,
  • Buffalo by Nexen
    The Buffalo Field Development Area (JPDA) of Timor Sea. It is about 560 km north-west of Darwin, Australia. It was discovered in October 1996 by BHP. Buffalo, Timor Sea, Nexen, Australia,
  • Bayu-Undan by ConocoPhillips
    The field is located in 80 meters of water about 250 kilometers south of Suai, Timor-Leste, and 500 kilometers northwest of Darwin, Australia. Bayu-Undan is a gas condensate field that contains estimated recoverable hydrocarbons of 400 million barrels of condensate and liquefied petroleum gas, and 3.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. The reserves have ...

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