WA-26-L permit (Mutineer) and WA-27-L permit (Exeter), Carnarvon Basin, offshore Western Australia, in 140–160 metres of water.
Santos – 33.3977% (operator)
The Mutineer field was discovered in 1997 with the Pitcairn 1 exploration well and the Exeter field was discovered in 2002 with the Exeter 1 exploration well. The commerciality of the field was confirmed by the Norfolk 1 discovery in 2002.
Production commenced on 29 March 2005. Currently producing 6,000 bbls/d (gross).
The Mutineer-Exeter facilities have a design throughput of 100,000 barrels of fluid per day plateau rate. The production facilities comprise:
- dual electrical submersible pumps and seabed multiphase pumps
- an FPSO performing hydrocarbon/water separation, crude stabilisation, power generation and water injection capability if required
- crude export via shuttle tankers
- capacity to connect additional satellite producers if NFE/appraisal is successful.