Barrow Island, an A-Class Nature Reserve, is located 50 kilometers northwest off the coast of Western Australia & is currently Australia's leading producer of oil.
The first oil discovery in 1964 by West Australian Petroleum Pty Ltd (WAPET), was the beginning of a unique relationship between an operating oil field & the native ecology on Barrow Island. Crude Oil is produced on both Barrow & Thevenard Islands, with approximately 400 production wells on Barrow Island.
Largely publicized, Barrow Island is also home to one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource natural gas project in Australia's history - The Gorgon Project.
Currently in construction phase, the Gorgon Gas plant is anticipating to reach its milestone first gas for 2014 with a project life expectancy of approximately 60 years.