Buru Energy’s conventional oil discovery at Ungani in 2011 was the first onshore oil discovery in Western Australia in 10 years. This was followed up by a discovery at Ungani Far West in early 2016.
The Ungani oil field is located approximately 90 kilometres east of Broome. Buru operates the field and has a 100% interest. The field is located on the Nyikina Mangala Native Title Determination while the private access road is located on the Yawuru Native Title Determination. Buru Energy has land use agreements in place with all relevant traditional owners.
Following a period of suspension due to low oil prices, the Ungani oilfield will be restarted in mid-2017. The field will initially be restarted with an initial production rate of 1,200 bopd. To maintain and potentially increase production rates, additional upgrades including the installation of artificial lift and additional tankage is planned for late 2017.
The oil is trucked to Wyndham port where it is stored in an 80,000 barrel tank prior to export by ship to refineries in southeast Asia.
A technical description of the Ungani Field can be found here.