Santos starts Mutineer-Exeter production

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, has begun production from the Mutineer-Exeter oil fields off northwestern Australia, 150 km north of Dampier. The fields’ initial output is expected to be 70,000-90,000 b/d of oil with dual electric submersible pumps (OGJ Online, Feb. 17, 2005). Production from seven wells will be tied to a 930,000-bbl floating production, storage, and offloading (FPSO) facility, with provision for up to nine wells in Mutineer field and five in Exeter field.