- Activity name
- Tern-2 Well
- Activity types
- Any other petroleum-related activity
- Submitted by
- Bonaparte Gas & Oil Pty Ltd (Santos Bonaparte)
- Submission date
- Submission type
- Decision date
- Related documents
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- 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||20/02/2019||NOPSEMA decision||22/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Acceptance of EP||28/02/2019||Titleholder action||10/03/2019||Decision Notification (pdf 9.5 MB)|
|Submission of EP summary||12/03/2019||NOPSEMA decision||22/03/2019||Not applicable|
|Publication of EP summary||19/03/2019||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
Santos Limited is the titleholder and operator of the Tern field within permit WA-27-R, in the Bonaparte Basin. The Tern field is approximately 300 km west-southwest of Darwin, and approximately 100 km offshore from the Western Australian coast.
Within the WA-27-R permit, the Tern-2 well has been identified as plugged and temporarily abandoned since the 1980’s, with the wellhead remaining in-situ. The well is being managed in accordance with the Tern-2 Well Operations Management Plan (WOMP). As part of the ongoing management of the well, infrequent remote operated vehicle (ROV) inspections of the subsea equipment will be undertaken from contracted vessels; these surveys will be short in duration (i.e. days).
A survey is expected to occur at least once during the five-year period this EP is in-force. Since the actual timing of the surveys is dependent on a number of factors including vessel availability and weather conditions, this EP has accounted for activities potentially occurring in any season.
No new well activities are planned within the permit area, and no work on the existing well (Tern-2) is planned.
- North West
- Commonwealth waters adjacent to
- Western Australia
- Titles (or other instruments)
- WA-27-R Opens in new window
Mr Joe Ariyaratnam
General Manager Offshore Development
Bonaparte Gas & Oil Pty Ltd (Santos Bonaparte)
Level 7, 100 St Georges Terrace
PERTH WA 6000
Telephone: +61 8 6218 7100
*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.