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 majority of 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 the installation of electrical submersible pumps in the Ungani 1 ST1 and Ungani 2 wells in October 2017, the Ungani Oilfield is currently operating with a target production rate between 1,200 – 1500 bopd. Produced 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 successful resource upgrade will support the development of a low cost Broome export facility which will add significant value for existing Ungani production and new oil discoveries.
A technical description of the Ungani Field can be found here.