Senex Energy Limited, as Operator of the PRL 15 and PEL 111 joint ventures, advises that oil production at the Growler and Snatcher oil fields has been temporarily interrupted following the closure of vital road infrastructure due to localised rain.
Western flank oil production
On Thursday 31 May, Senex temporarily halted production at the Growler oil field when extensive local rain caused the closure of all access roads within the Cooper Basin. Production from the Snatcher oil field was suspended on Friday 1 June.
Since Senex recommenced production at the Growler oil field in late September 2011, oil production from the field has increased rapidly on the back of a targeted appraisal and development program. Before the interruption, field production was averaging in excess of 5,200 bopd and for a short period in late May 2012 the field produced at a rate of more than 6,000 bopd.