BHP Billiton’s Stybarrow Development Off Western Australia Exceeding Early Forecasts

BHP Billiton today announced that its operated Stybarrow project offshore northwest has achieved sustained production levels at planned capacity. It was brought on stream in November approximately two months ahead of schedule.

Stybarrow has been producing consistently at design capacity of 80,000 barrels a day. One well has been operating at near record-setting rates for West Australia, producing approximately 32,000 barrels of oil per day. To date, in less than two months of operation, Stybarrow has offloaded a total of 2.5 million barrels of oil.