Growler oilfield commences production
Posted: 17 March 2008
Victoria Petroleum N.L. (Vicpet), operator for the Growler Oilfield Development Project, reported that oil production has commenced from the Growler Oil Field.
The start of production is significant as this is the first oil produced from PEL 104 located on the north western margin of the Cooper-Eromanga Basin
Both Growler wells were opened to natural flow on 12 March and were flowing at a combined rate of 100 BOPD. Artificial Lift production pumps will be installed over the next few days and once this work has been done the production rate is expected to reach 300 barrels of oil per day.
Oil Production from the Growler Oil Field will be stored in the onsite horizontal storage tanks and then tankered by truck down the Growler – Welcome Lake road constructed by the PEL 104 JV and then onto Moomba for delivery by the Santos liquids pipeline to Port Bonython.
Widespread flooding has affected parts of Queensland during the last month. Much of this water is travelling down Cooper Creek and will reach the project area in approximately five weeks time.
The course of the flooding in the Cooper Creek has slowed during the last two weeks and the main floodwaters have not yet reached Innamincka.
If the flooding does reach the Growler area it will not be until April and it is doubtful at this stage if the Growler area will be affected, or whether the road will be cut at Lotteries Waterhole.