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. As part of our commitment to protect the Island’s unique environment, we have a comprehensive quarantine regime which has been recognised locally and globally as “best practice”.
Our crude oil production facilities are located on Barrow Island.
Last year, in 2014, we marked 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.
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.