Angel Facility Operations

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Activity name
Angel Facility Operations
Activity types
Operation of a facility, Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Submitted by
Woodside Energy Ltd
Submission date
Submission type
Decision date
Related documents
EP Summary (pdf 2.8 MB)
Link to previously accepted EP
Angel Facility Operations

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Activity events
Event Event date Next event* Next event due* Related documents
Submission of new EP 15/06/2018 NOPSEMA decision 16/07/2018 Not applicable
Request for further information 16/07/2018 Titleholder action 06/08/2018 Not applicable
Extension of timeframe 22/08/2018 Titleholder action 31/08/2018 Not applicable
Extension of timeframe 31/08/2018 Titleholder action 14/09/2018 Not applicable
Extension of timeframe 14/09/2018 Titleholder action 21/09/2018 Not applicable
Extension of timeframe 21/09/2018 Titleholder action 27/09/2018 Not applicable
Submission of further information 27/09/2018 NOPSEMA decision 18/10/2018 Not applicable
Not reasonably satisfied – opportunity to modify EP 17/10/2018 Titleholder action 07/11/2018 Decision notification (pdf 174 KB)
Extension of timeframe 07/11/2018 Titleholder action 09/11/2018 Not applicable
Resubmission of EP 09/11/2018 NOPSEMA decision 09/12/2018 Not applicable
Acceptance of EP 10/12/2018 Titleholder action 20/12/2018 Decision notification (pdf 175 KB)
Submission of EP summary 20/12/2018 NOPSEMA decision 31/12/2018 Not applicable
Publication of EP summary 16/01/2019 Not applicable 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

Woodside is submitting a revision of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project’s Angel Platform Operations Environment Plan in accordance with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (Cth).

The Angel platform is located in Commonwealth waters about 125 km north-west of Karratha in Western Australia and has  been operating since 2008. The facility’s current Environment Plan was approved in 2013. The current Environment Plan is required to be revised every five years.

Angel is an offshore not normally manned (NNM) production platform that produces dry gas and condensate from the Angel reservoir. Gas and condensate from this reservoir is processed on the Angel platform then transported via an export pipeline to the North Rankin Complex, and then onshore to the Karratha Gas Plant (KGP) for processing.

The Angel platform is more than 195 m tall and stands in a water depth of 80 m. The platform combines production facilities, utilities and temporary living quarters for maintenance activities.

Angel has three production wells, and has a daily production capacity of up to 21,500 tonnes of gas and up to 5,270 tonnes of condensate.

The Angel platform is marked on nautical maps surrounded by a 500 m exclusion zone to shipping.

The platform and associated subsea infrastructure is situated in Production Licence WA-3-L and Pipeline Licence WA-14-PL.

North West
Commonwealth waters adjacent to
Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments)
WA-3-L Opens in new window , WA-14-PL Opens in new window

Mr Andrew Winter

Nominated Liaison Person

Woodside Energy Ltd

11 Mount Street


Telephone: +61 8 9348 4000



*Where an environment plan was submitted or accepted prior to 28 February 2014 certain information is not published, in accordance with the Environment Regulations in place at that time. For accepted EPs, refer to the attached EP Summary for additional information.