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Event Event date Next event* Next event due* Related documents
Submission of new EP 21/01/2019 NOPSEMA decision 20/02/2019 Not applicable
Request for further information 20/02/2019 Titleholder action 22/03/2019 Not applicable
Submission of further information 22/03/2019 NOPSEMA decision 05/04/2019 Not applicable
Request for further information 17/04/2019 Titleholder action 08/05/2019 Not applicable
Submission of further information 03/05/2019 NOPSEMA decision 17/05/2019 Not applicable
Acceptance of EP 15/05/2019 Titleholder action 25/05/2019 Decision notification (pdf 169 KB)
Submission of EP summary 24/05/2019 NOPSEMA decision 03/06/2019 Not applicable
Publication of EP summary 19/06/2019 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

Shell Australia Pty Ltd (SA) proposes to drill a single exploration well (to fulfil NOPTA permit award requirements) in the Petroleum permit AC/P64 as part of the Bratwurst-1 drilling campaign. The Bratwurst-1 exploration well will be located within the Northern Browse Basin in Commonwealth Waters with a water depth of approximately 155 m   Drilling is planned be carried out by a semi-submersible Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU or rig). If significant gas/condensate volumes are discovered during this campaign, there is a future potential for a tie-back to the Prelude facilities. The Prelude facility is located approximately 160 km southwest of the approximate well location. Drilling is proposed to commence as early as mid-2019.

Ashmore Cartier
Commonwealth waters adjacent to
Ashmore Cartier Islands
Titles (or other instruments)
AC/P64 Opens in new window

Mr Kieron Bennett

Exploration Team Lead

Shell Australia Pty Ltd

562 Wellington Street


Telephone: +61 8 9338 6600



*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.