Santos Limited has announced first oil from the Van Gogh infill project, marking the successful completion of the two-well program which aims to increase production from the field.
Located in the Exmouth Basin, offshore of Western Australia, the Van Gogh field is one of three subsea oil field developments which tie into a Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO), the Ningaloo Vision.
The infill project commenced in September 2018 and involved drilling and completing two subsea wells and connecting them to existing offshore infrastructure.
Santos Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Gallagher, commented that this program has been a great success, enabling a lift in production from the field.
“The campaign has also been delivered safely and efficiently, highlighting the tremendous offshore expertise we have brought into the business with last year’s acquisition of Quadrant Energy,” Mr Gallagher said.
Production from Van Gogh began in 2010, with the nearby Coniston and Novara fields tied back to the FPSO in 2015 and 2016.
Santos has a 52.5 per cent interest in the Van Gogh-Coniston-Novara project and is also the operator of the project.