VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling

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Activity name
VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling
Activity types
Drilling
Submitted by
Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd
Submission date
21/02/2019
Submission type
Revision (Change of Circumstances or Operations)
Status
Under assessment
Related documents
 
Link to previously accepted EP
Baldfish Drilling

Location map (click to enlarge)
A657736
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Submission
Assessment with NOPSEMA
Final decision
EP summary published
Activity started
Activity stopped
End of operation of EP
Activity events
Event Event date Next event* Next event due* Related documents
Submission of new EP 21/02/2019 NOPSEMA decision 25/03/2019 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

The VIC/P70 exploration drilling operational area is located approximately 90 - 100 km from shore in Exploration Permit Area VIC/P70. Water depth within VIC/P70 ranges from 200 m to over 3 km, with the drill locations, Hairtail-1, Baldfish-1 and Sculpin-1, at ~359m, ~665m and ~2,300m respectively.
Block VIC/P70, in the deepwater Gippsland basin, was acquired by Esso Deepwater, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in 2Q, 2017.
VIC/P70 contains the Dory, Angel and Archer-Anemone fields, as well as the Fangtooth prospect, and incorporates the area previously the subject of blocks VIC/P45 and VIC/P59, previously explored by Apache Energy (Apache, 2008).
Exploration drilling activities in the VIC/P70 Operational area are scheduled over an estimated 60 day period, commencing in Q3, 2018 (Baldfish-1 and Hairtail-1), and an estimated 60-65 days in late Q2 - early Q3, 2019 for Sculpin-1.

Regions
Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to
Victoria
Titles (or other instruments)
VIC/P70 Opens in new window
Contact

Ms Carolyn Thomas

Risk, Environment and Regulatory Supervisor

Esso Australia Pty Ltd for and on behalf of Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd

Level 9, 664 Collins Street

DOCKLANDS  VIC  3000

Telephone: +61 3 9261 0260

Email: carolyn.y.thomas@exxonmobil.com

 

Reference
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*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.