WA-29-L permit, Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, in 45 to 70 metres of water.
Apache – (operator)
Santos – 45%
John Brookes was discovered in 1998 by the John Brookes 1 exploration well.
Production commenced in September 2005.
Production commenced in September 2005, producing at an initial flow rate of approximately 60–80 terajoules per day. Following an upgrade of the existing Varanus Island facilities, the processing capacity through the East Spar facilities has increased to approximately 240 terajoules per day.
Raw gas is sent to the Varanus Island processing facility via a 55 kilometre 18 inch multiphase pipeline where condensate is removed and stored and the raw gas is processed into sales quality gas.
The sales gas is sent to mainland Western Australia via two 100 kilometre sales gas pipelines which connect into the Dampier–Bunbury and Goldfields Gas Transmission trunklines.