Hibiscus to get stake in Kitan in Bonaparte basin

Offshore staff

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary Timor Hibiscus has agreed to acquire Talisman Resources (JPDA 06 105) Pty for $18 million.

The latter, owned by Talisman Energy, has assets that include a 25% stake in the Eni-operated Kitan oil field in the Bonaparte basin within the Australia-Timor Leste Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA), 550 km (342 mi) northeast of Darwin.

Kitan, which started production in 2011, has been developed via a subsea production system with three wells tied back to the FPSO Glas Dowr, delivering around 10,000 b/d of oil. Analysts Wood Mackenzie estimate remaining reserves at 17 MMbbl.

Hibiscus says the partners, including INPEX, are reviewing numerous infill drilling and additional well tieback opportunities.


Australia-Timor Leste Joint Petroleum Development Area

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