Discovered in 1995, the Bayu-Undan Field plays a vital role in ConocoPhillips’ Australian operations. Bayu-Undan is located offshore in the Timor Sea approximately 500 kilometres north west of Darwin within the Joint Petroleum Development Area.
The Bayu-Undan Field was developed in two phases:
Phase One consisted of the construction of a natural gas recycle facility, processing wet gas, separating, storing and offloading condensate, propane and butane, and re-injecting dry gas back into the reservoir.
Phase Two involved the installation of a 500 kilometre natural gas pipeline from the offshore facility to a 3.5 million tonne per annum (mtpa) capacity LNG plant at Wickham Point, Darwin.
Gas from Bayu-Undan is piped to the Darwin LNG facility. Here it is processed before being transported to international markets.
A diverse workforce from locations including Australia and Timor-Leste supports the ConocoPhillips’ Bayu-Undan operation.