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November 25, 2021updated 27 Apr 2022 11:58am

Van Gogh Heavy Oil Field, Australia

By Carmen

Van Gogh is a producing heavy oil field located in deepwater in Australia and is operated by Santos WA PVG. The field is located in block WA-155-P, WA-35-L, and WA-55-L, with water depth of 1,207 feet.

Field participation details

The field is owned by Inpex and Santos.

Production from Van Gogh

The Van Gogh heavy oil field recovered 39.09% of its total recoverable reserves, with peak production in 2019. The peak production was approximately 40 thousand bpd of crude oil and condensate. Based on economic assumptions, production will continue until the field reaches its economic limit in 2069. The field currently accounts for approximately 1% of the country’s daily output.

Remaining recoverable reserves

The field is expected to recover 140.41 Mmboe, comprised of 140.41 Mmbbl of crude oil & condensate. Van Gogh heavy oil field reserves accounts 0.32% of total remaining reserves of producing heavy oil fields globally.


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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