Pluto Facility Operations
- Activity name
- Pluto Facility Operations
- Activity types
- Operation of a facility, Significant modification of a facility
- Submitted by
- Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd
- Submission date
- Submission type
- Revision (5 Year)
- Decision date
- Related documents
(pdf 4.5 MB)
- Link to previously accepted EP
- Pluto Offshore Facility
- 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||04/07/2018||NOPSEMA decision||03/08/2018||Not applicable|
|Not reasonably satisfied – opportunity to modify EP||31/07/2018||Titleholder action||30/08/2018||Decision notification (pdf 714 KB)|
|Extension of timeframe||25/10/2018||Titleholder action||14/12/2018||Not applicable|
|Extension of timeframe||11/12/2018||Titleholder action||21/12/2018||Not applicable|
|Resubmission of EP||21/12/2018||NOPSEMA decision||20/01/2019||Not applicable|
|Request for further information||21/01/2019||Titleholder action||20/02/2019||Not applicable|
|Extension of timeframe||31/01/2019||Titleholder action||22/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Extension of timeframe||19/03/2019||Titleholder action||05/04/2019||Not applicable|
|Submission of further information||05/04/2019||NOPSEMA decision||26/04/2019||Not applicable|
|Request for further information||18/04/2019||Titleholder action||09/05/2019||Not applicable|
|Extension of timeframe||01/05/2019||Titleholder action||17/05/2019||Not applicable|
|Submission of further information||17/05/2019||NOPSEMA decision||31/05/2019||Not applicable|
|Acceptance of EP||30/05/2019||Titleholder action||09/06/2019||Decision notification (pdf 7.6 MB)|
|Submission of EP summary||17/06/2019||NOPSEMA decision||Not applicable|
|Publication of EP summary||20/06/2019||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 revised Environment Plan for the Pluto Offshore Facility Operations in accordance with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (Cth).
The Pluto platform is located in Commonwealth waters approximately 174 km north-west of Karratha in Western Australia and has been operating since 2012. The current Environment Plan is required to be revised every five years.
The Pluto platform is operated as a Not Normally Manned (NNM) facility with remote operations from the Pluto Onshore Central Control Room. The Pluto Offshore Facility currently produces gas and condensate from the Pluto and Xena gas fields which is transported via a 36-inch 180 km trunk line to the onshore Pluto Gas Plan for processing and export to customers.
The Pluto platform is more than 211 m tall and stands in a water depth of 85 m. The platform combines production facilities, utilities and temporary living quarters for maintenance activities.
Pluto has currently has seven production wells, and has a daily production capacity of up to 20,500 tonnes of gas and up to 8996 bbls of condensate.
The Pluto platform is marked on nautical maps surrounded by a 500 m exclusion zone to shipping.
The revised EP will incorporate;the operation of Pluto Platform situated in Infrastructure Licence WA-1-IL, wells and associated subsea infrastructure located in Production Licence WA-34-L,pipelines and flowlines located in pipelines licences WA-16-L and WA-17-L and the installation and commissioning of a produced water treatment module on the platform.
- North West
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- Western Australia
- Titles (or other instruments)
- WA-34-L Opens in new window , WA-1-IL, WA-16-PL, WA-17-PL
Ms Kate McCallum
Corporate Affairs Adviser
Woodside Energy Ltd
11 Mount Street
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 9438 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.