Dorado is a conventional oil development located in shallow water in Australia and is operated by Santos WA Northwest. Discovered in 2018, Dorado lies in block WA-437-P (Released as W 08-14), with water depth of around 312 feet.

The project is currently in feed stage and is expected to start commercial production in 2025. Final investment decision (FID) of the project will be approved in 2022. The development cost is expected to be $2,000 m. The Dorado conventional oil development will involve the drilling of approximately 10 wells and includes FPSO and wellhead platforms.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Santos and Carnarvon Energy .

Production from Dorado

Production from the Dorado conventional oil development project is expected to begin in 2025 and is forecast to peak in 2026, to approximately 81,075 bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, the production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2041.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 145.34 Mmboe, comprised of 145.34 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

Contractors involved in the Dorado conventional oil field

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

Design/FEED Engineering: Atteris , Brookfield Business Partners , Sapura Energy and Sembcorp Marine

Other Contractors: Acteon Group, Core Laboratories and Noble


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