Since its discovery in 1964, the Barrow Island oil field has yielded more than 320 million barrels of oil and delivered more than $1 billion in revenue to the Western Australian community.
Oil production on the island started in April 1967 – peaking at 50,000 barrels per day in 1971.
The Gorgon Project on Barrow Island will be an important pillar of the Australian economy for more than 40 years. Thousands of direct and indirect jobs have been created on the project across Australia. We've also invested more than $12 Million in recruiting and training apprentices and trainees in preparation for when the Gorgon natural gas plants become operational on Barrow Island.
The project will also generate a substantial contribution (taxes) to State and Federal governments for use on important services, such as roads, schools and hospitals. Gorgon also includes a domestic natural gas capability – providing more energy security for Western Australia.