CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well
- Activity name
- CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well
- Activity types
- Submitted by
- The Crown in right of Victoria
- 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||15/02/2019||NOPSEMA decision||18/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Request for further information||15/03/2019||Titleholder action||05/04/2019|
|Extension of timeframe||27/03/2019||Titleholder action||12/04/2019||Not applicable|
|Submission of further information||12/04/2019||NOPSEMA decision||26/04/2019||Not applicable|
|Acceptance of EP||18/04/2019||Titleholder action||29/04/2019||Decision Notification (pdf 777 KB)|
|Submission of EP summary||29/04/2019||NOPSEMA decision||09/05/2019||Not applicable|
|Publication of EP summary||09/05/2019||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
The Crown in right of Victoria is proposing to drill an offshore appraisal well within Greenhouse Gas Assessment Permit VIC-GIP-002 in Commonwealth waters offshore Gippsland. VIC-GIP-002 is managed by the CarbonNet project within the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
CarbonNet is investigating the potential for establishing a commercial scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) network in Gippsland.
The purpose of the offshore appraisal well is to confirm the viability of carbon dioxide (CO2) injection and storage capacity of CarbonNet’s preferred contingent storage formation, Pelican.
A jack-up rig will drill to a depth of about 1,500m below the sea bed. Rock samples taken from the appraisal well will allow the project to validate existing geoscience models and confirm the rock properties of the formation. This activity will not involve the injection of CO2.
The appraisal well will be located approximately 8 km offshore, with the exact location to be determined once the results of geophysical and geotechnical investigations are finalised in mid-2019.
Drilling is scheduled to take place between late 2019 and the end of June 2020, and is estimated to take between 45 and 60 days to complete.
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- Titles (or other instruments)
Mr Steve Marshall
Operations Director, CarbonNet Project
DJPR, Resources Division, Earth Resources Economic Development
Level 17, 1 Spring Street
MELBOURNE VIC 3000
Telephone: +61 3 9452 8912
*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.