Pluto Facility Operations

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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
EP Summary (pdf 4.5 MB)
Link to previously accepted EP
Pluto Offshore Facility

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Activity events
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.