Barrow Island

Barrow Island

Industry and Environment Co-exist

We've been producing energy on Barrow Island for 50 years, and it remains one of our nation's finest Class A Nature Reserves. It proves that with the right management, industry and the environment can co-exist.

Sustained Energy for Environmental Management of our Western Australian Oil Operations

Our Barrow Island operation is testament to our commitment to providing energy sources while respecting the environment.

Our crude oil production facilities are located on Barrow Island.

In 2014, we mark 50 years since oil was first discovered on Barrow Island. Since our 1964 discovery, Barrow Island has become the largest onshore oil field in Australia, producing more than 320 million barrels of oil.

Barrow Island

Barrow Island is located 56km off the north-west coast of Western Australia, about 88km north of the community of Onslow in the Carnarvon Basin.

Harnessing Western Australia’s Crude Oil Resources

We have been producing crude oil from Barrow Island – a Class A Nature Reserve – since 1967. The island is also the location of the Gorgon Project, a liquefied natural gas and domestic gas development.

Although rated as one of the most important wildlife refuges in the world, Barrow Island’s ecology remains essentially intact.

This can be largely attributed to our environmental management of the island, which has received state, national and international recognition. Today it remains an environmental showcase and world-class example of sustainable development – an environmental sanctuary that we can all be proud of.

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