Otway Basin Exploration Drilling
- Activity name
- Otway Basin Exploration Drilling
- Activity types
- Submitted by
- Cooper Energy (CH) Pty. Ltd.
- Submission date
- Submission type
- Decision date
- Related documents
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SubmissionAssessmentFinal decisionEP summary publishedActivity startedActivity stoppedEnd of operation of EP
|Event||Event date||Next event*||Next event due*||Related documents|
|Submission of new EP||10/12/2018||NOPSEMA decision||09/01/2019||Not applicable|
|Not reasonably satisfied – opportunity to modify EP||09/01/2019||Titleholder action||08/02/2019||Decision notification (pdf 177 KB)|
|Resubmission of EP||04/02/2019||NOPSEMA decision||06/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Acceptance of EP||26/02/2019||Titleholder action||08/03/2019||Decision Notification (pdf 9.5 MB)|
|Submission of EP summary||08/03/2019||NOPSEMA decision||18/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Publication of EP summary||20/03/2019||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
Cooper Energy propose to undertake exploration drilling activities in two separate titles located within Australian Commonwealth waters. The Cooper Energy: Otway Basin Exploration Drilling EP (this EP) provides for drilling activities for up to two (2) exploration wells (Annie-1 and Elanora-1) in the Otway Basin off Victoria’s south-west coast, in an area where hydrocarbon exploration and production is well established. The proposed well sites are located within waters ranging in depth from approximately 62m to 75m.
The proposed drilling activities are to be completed by a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU). The MODU will be anchored to the seabed and will be supported by two (2) to three (3) offshore vessels for the duration of the activities. The operational area covered by this EP is defined as a 2km radius from each well inclusive of MODU moorings and the MODU 500 m exclusion zone.
Drilling activities are planned to commence in Q2 or Q3 of 2019, although depending on MODU availability, may commence later in the year. Preparations for the MODU arrival to the first well location may include drill site survey activities undertaken from a vessel 8 -12 weeks prior to drilling. Drilling activities are expected to take approximately 30-50 days at each well location. Drilling and support activities will typically be conducted on a 24-hour basis.
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- Titles (or other instruments)
- VIC/L24 Opens in new window , VIC/P44 Opens in new window
Mr Duncan Clegg
General Manager Developments
Cooper Energy (CH) Pty. Ltd.
Level 8/70 Franklin Street
ADELAIDE SA 5000
Telephone: +61 8 8100 4900
*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.