Pavo fluids may head directly to planned Dorado FPSO

April 19, 2023
Santos and partner Carnarvon Energy are continuing studies on requirements for a subsea tieback of the Pavo Field in the Bedout Basin offshore Western Australia to the FPSO for the Dorado Field development.

Offshore staff

WEST PERTH, Australia  Santos and partner Carnarvon Energy are continuing studies on requirements for a subsea tieback of the Pavo Field in the Bedout Basin offshore Western Australia to the FPSO for the Dorado Field development.

The aim is to determine whether modifications might be needed to the floater to accommodate, process and store Pavo’s fluids alongside those from Dorado.

Analysis to date suggests Pavo fluids are similar to Dorado’s and therefore compatible with the processing equipment. One scenario involves introducing the Pavo fluids mid-process directly to the FPSO as opposed to commingling at the Dorado wellhead platform.

Carnarvon also revealed it had applied to the Australian regulator to relinquish the AC/P63 exploration permit in the Ashmore and Cartier Basin offshore northwest Australia.

Another Australian independent, Sydney-based Melbana Energy has secured approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator for a 24-month extension of the Year 1-3 work program commitments for its AC/P70 exploration permit.

Permit Year 1-3 will now end on Feb. 14, 2027, and the permit term on Feb. 14, 2030.

04.19.2023

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Courtesy Carnarvon Energy's QUARTERLY REPORT DECEMBER 2022
The illustration depicts the potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South.
The illustration depicts the potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South.
The illustration depicts the potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South.
The illustration depicts the potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South.
The illustration depicts the potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South.
Courtesy Carnarvon Energy's "QUARTERLY REPORT DECEMBER 2022" presentation
Illustration of potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South
Illustration of potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South
Illustration of potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South
Illustration of potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South
Illustration of potential Dorado FPSO tiebacks of Pavo North and Pavo South
Courtesy Carnarvon Energy's "Corporate Presentation" March 2022
The Dorado phase 1 development plan includes multiple production and injection wells, and a wellhead platform supplying an FPSO.
The Dorado phase 1 development plan includes multiple production and injection wells, and a wellhead platform supplying an FPSO.
The Dorado phase 1 development plan includes multiple production and injection wells, and a wellhead platform supplying an FPSO.
The Dorado phase 1 development plan includes multiple production and injection wells, and a wellhead platform supplying an FPSO.
The Dorado phase 1 development plan includes multiple production and injection wells, and a wellhead platform supplying an FPSO.

Courtesy Altera Infrastructure Holdings
Courtesy SBM Offshore's "Full-year Results 2023" presentation