Kutubu is a producing conventional oil field located onshore Papua New Guinea and is operated by Oil Search (PNG). The field is located in block PDL 2.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Santos, Mineral Resources Development, Marubeni, JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration and Exxon Mobil.

Production from Kutubu

The Kutubu conventional oil field recovered 99.89% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 1993. The peak production was approximately 125.63 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2032. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 0.42 Mmboe, comprised of 0.42 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate.

About Oil Search (PNG)

Oil Search (PNG) Limited is an energy company based in Papua New Guinea. The company operates all the existing oil and gas production facilities in the country and is a subsidiary of Oil Search Limited.


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