SFI Australia, partnering with Monadelphous are proud to be supporting Oil Search to deliver their four yearly shutdown at the Kutubu Oil and Gas field in Papua New Guinea (PNG).
The Kutubu Oil Project, which was PNG’s first commercial oil field development, is located in the Southern Highlands of PNG. Oil was first discovered at Kutubu in 1986 and commercial production commenced in June 1992.
The Kutubu development comprises a network of wells that produce oil from the Iagifu-Hedinia, Usano and Agogo fields, a gathering system, on-site processing facilities (the Agogo and Central Processing Facilities), supporting infrastructure, a 270 kilometre crude oil export pipeline to the coast and a marine loading terminal in the Gulf of Papua. The pipeline operates under Pipeline Licence 2 (PL 2), while the oilfield operates under Petroleum Development Licence 2 (PDL 2). Both licences were issued in December 1990 for a term of 25 years and were extended in December 2009 until December 2035.