Baleen 2D HR Seismic Survey
- Activity name
- Baleen 2D HR Seismic Survey
- Activity types
- Seismic survey
- Submitted by
- Asset Energy Pty Ltd
- Submission date
- Submission type
- Operation of EP ended
- Decision date
- Related documents
(pdf 4 MB)
Statement of reasons (pdf 6 MB)
- Progress bar
SubmissionAssessmentFinal decisionEP summary publishedActivity startedActivity stoppedEnd of operation of EP
|Event||Event date||Next event*||Next event due*||Related documents|
|Submission of new EP||04/07/2017||NOPSEMA decision||03/08/2017||Not applicable|
|Not reasonably satisfied – opportunity to modify EP||03/08/2017||Titleholder action||02/09/2017||Decision notification (pdf 137 KB)|
|Extension of timeframe||17/08/2017||Titleholder action||15/10/2017||Not applicable|
|Extension of timeframe||05/10/2017||Titleholder action||31/10/2017||Not applicable|
|Resubmission of EP||31/10/2017||NOPSEMA decision||30/11/2017||Not applicable|
|Request for further information||30/11/2017||Titleholder action||21/12/2017||Not applicable|
|Submission of further information||21/12/2017||NOPSEMA decision||11/01/2018||Not applicable|
|Acceptance of EP||10/01/2018||Titleholder action||22/01/2018||Decision notification (pdf 707 KB)|
|Submission of EP summary||19/01/2018||NOPSEMA decision||29/01/2018||Not applicable|
|Publication of EP summary||16/02/2018||Not applicable|
|Activity started||09/04/2018||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|Activity stopped||19/04/2018||Not applicable|
|End of operation of EP notification accepted||06/09/2018||NOPSEMA decision||Not applicable|
* The next event is based on NOPSEMA’s understanding and expectation of what may occur next in the assessment process. There are a number of other events that may occur, and events may happen sooner or later than expected. All events will be published in this table as and when they take place.
- Activity description
Asset Energy Pty Ltd, as the Titleholder, proposes to undertake a high resolution two dimensional (2D) seismic site survey located in offshore Commonwealth waters, New South Wales (NSW). The survey comprises 46 2D lines of total length 208km. The survey will be conducted in an area of 12.25 square kilometres (km^2) plus a single 2D tie line, to the surface location of the exploration well: New Seaclem‐1, of ~50km length.
Acquisition is likely to be undertaken in the period of 15 March to 31 May 2018, excluding the period 23 March to 8 April surrounding Easter 2018. The duration of the survey is conservatively estimated to be between 3 to 4 days and will be undertaken using a purpose‐built survey vessel equipped with the necessary hardware to conduct a seismic acquisition survey. For the purposes of this Environment Plan, it is assumed that the survey vessel will be the Pacific Conquest (IMO 8600741).
Seismic and drilling operations have previously been undertaken by Asset Energy in PEP‐11 in the vicinity of the proposed survey area. The most recent offshore drilling campaign was in 2010, following the submission of an Environmental Plan (EP) (Report Number M08324:2, Revision 6) by RPS on behalf of Asset Energy in November 2010.
Extensive geophysical data have been acquired in the offshore PEP‐11 permit over the past 30 years which has demonstrated considerable indications of an active hydrocarbon system.
The purpose of this campaign is to further the understanding of the shallow subsurface geology and the potential drilling hazards over a prospect in the area of interest through the acquisition of high resolution geophysical data (2D seismic site survey).
- New South Wales
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- New South Wales
- Titles (or other instruments)
- PEP-11 Opens in new window
Mr Tobias Foster
Asset Energy Pty Ltd
Suite 2, Level 3
1111 Hay St
WEST PERTH WA 6005
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9200 6190