A permanent production facility came on line in October 2014 at the end of an extended production test of the Surprise 1 well. This comprises of wellhead pumping equipment, a heater treater, oil storage, water handling and evaporation pond. In March 2014 a small temporary test production and storage facility was installed that allowed production to commence. The temporary test facility was dismantled and some of the larger components incorporated into the permanent facility.
Low oil prices and the remoteness of the field led to the decision to temporarily shut-in oil production from August 2015. The facilities have been mothballed to preserve the equipment for later service.