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Name Buffalo 
Operator BHPP 
Location Timor Sea 
Design capacity 40,000b/d 
Location 'Big Bank' 
Dimensions 12km by t 3km 
Water depth 30to 330m 
Operator BHP Petroleum 
Partner Canadian Petroleum (50%) 
Discovery well October 1996 
Flowrate 12,000b/d of light 53 deg API oil. 
GOR 120 
Probable reserves 20 million bbl 
FPSO Merchant tanker Spirit 
Originally built 1976 
Tonnage 105,000dwt. 
Length 288 metres 
Beam 39 metres 
Draught 15 metres 
Crew 19 
Wellhead Platform design Worley Engineering 
Fabrication ASC-Engineering 
Weight 330t 
Installation Ron Tappmeyer 
Tieback lines 
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