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October 29, 2021updated 28 Apr 2022 5:43am

Crux Conventional Gas Field, Australia

By Carmen

Crux is a conventional gas development located in shallow water in Australia and is operated by Shell Development (Australia). Discovered in 2000, Crux lies in block AC/RL 9, with water depth of around 548 feet.

The project is currently in approval stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2026. The development cost is expected to be $1,445 m. The Crux conventional gas development will involve the drilling of approximately five wells and includes wellhead platform.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Seven Group Holdings, Osaka Gas and Shell.

Production from Crux

Production from the Crux conventional gas development project is expected to begin in 2026 and is forecast to peak in 2032, to approximately 16,365 bpd of crude oil and condensate, 7,041 bpd of natural gas liquids and 397 Mmcfd of liquid natural gas. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2052.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 318.04 Mmboe, comprised of 57.55 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate, 1,405.01 bcf of liquid natural gas reserves and 26.33 Mmbbl of natural gas liquid reserves.

Contractors involved in the Crux conventional gas field

Some of the key contractors involved in the Crux project as follows.

Design/FEED Engineering: John Wood Group and KBR

Other Contractors: Blossomvale Holdings

About Shell Development (Australia)

Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd (SDA), a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell plc, is an oil and gas company that offers exploration, refining, supplying and marketing of oil and gas products. The company discovers, develops and supplies liquefied natural gas, condensates and liquefied petroleum gas to overseas markets and natural gas to domestic customers. It also provides piston engine oils, aviation fuels, and greases to the commercial and general aviation markets. SDA’s projects include Prelude floating LNG Project and North West Shelf LNG project. The company serves aviation, oil and gas, marine, lubricants and petrochemical sectors. It has operations throughout Australia. SDA is headquartered in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


Information on the field is sourced from GlobalData’s fields database that provides detailed information on all producing, announced and planned oil and gas fields globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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