Cliff Head, Perth Basin, Western Australia
The Cliff Head oil field is located 10 kilometres off the coast of Western Australia at a water depth of 15-20 meters. The field covers 6km² in the Commonwealth exploration permit WA-286-P and was the first commercial oil discovery developed in the offshore Perth Basin. The development cost of the field was A$327m with first oil production commencing in May 2006. To-date the field has produced over 14.8 million barrels and continues to produce at above originally forecast rates.
ROC Oil (WA) Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Fosun International Limited) is the operator of the field and holds a 42.5% interest.
Current oil production of approximately 1,100 bopd gross from the Cliff Head field is produced via an offshore platform connected to the Arrowsmith onshore processing plant by twin 14 kilometre production and injection pipelines. Crude oil is trucked to BP at their Kwinana refinery south of Perth.