Operations Resume at Apache's Stag, Legendre Fields

Apache has resumed operations at the Stag field offshore Western Australia following the passage of a tropical low pressure storm.

The company also reported that decommissioning operations have commenced on the Legendre oil field after discontinuing production. The Legendre field is located in Production License WA-20-L, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The main Legendre structure was discovered in 1997 and production began in May 2001. Production from the field peaked at a rate of 45,000 bopd, and production during its 10-year life totaled more than 48.2 million barrels. Once regulatory approvals are granted, decommissioning will include the removal of the Ocean Legend mobile offshore production unit, Karratha Spirit floating storage and offloading tanker, and recovery of all remaining subsea equipment. Apache, the operator, owns a 77.45% interest in the project; Santos owns the remaining interest.

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