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Activity - Gippsland Offshore Operations

Activity details
Organisation Cooper Energy Limited
Project Gippsland Offshore Development
Activity types Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Any other petroleum-related activity
In-force EP 4705
Submission date 13 December, 2018
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 14 March, 2019
Locations Gippsland


Titleholder contact
Michael Jacobsen
Phone: +61 8 8100 4900

Activity Description

Cooper Energy Limited (Cooper Energy) holds a 100% interest and is the operator of the Gippsland Offshore Operations assets off Victoria’s south-west coast within the following Licence areas:
Basker Manta Gummy (BMG) fields and associated infrastructure in VIC/RL13, VIC/RL14 and VIC/RL15, approximately 55 km from Cape Conran;
Patricia Baleen gas field and associated infrastructure in VIC/L21, 25 km south of Marlo, and associated pipeline and umbilical (VIC/PL31 and VIC/PL31(V)) to the Orbost Gas Plant; and
Sole gas field and associated infrastructure in VIC/L32, 40 km south of Bemm River, and associated pipeline and umbilical (VIC/PL43 and VIC/PL006401(V) to the Orbost Gas Plant.
The Gippsland Offshore Operations fields and associated infrastructure are in Commonwealth waters and the Patricia Baleen and Sole pipeline and umbilicals are within Commonwealth and State waters. Water depths across the Gippsland Offshore Operations assets range from 9 m to 263 m.
This Environment Plan (EP) is submitted as a revision of the Patricia-Baleen EP and the Basker-Manta-Gummy Non-Production Phase EP to include the operations phase of the Sole Development.
The scope of the activities related to the Gippsland Offshore Operations and covered by this EP are:
Operation of the Sole gas field consisting of the following infrastructure:
The Sole-3 and Sole-4 production wells;
A 65 km subsea pipeline and umbilical connecting the Sole-3 and Sole-4 wells to the Orbost Gas Plant; and
The suspended well, Sole-2
Non-productive phase of the BMG and associated shut-in infrastructure consisting of:
Basker-2, Basker-3, Basker-4, Basker-5, Basker-6 (ST-1), Basker-7 and Manta 2A wells (& associated subsea equipment);
The Basker-A Manifold (BAM) and associated subsea equipment;
Static and flexible flowlines, service lines and control umbilicals associated with the BAM and Basker and Manta wells;
Note that all mooring equipment, mid-water and surface equipment associated with the Floating Production Storage and Offloading facility was removed in 2010.
Non-productive phase of the Patricia Baleen fields and associated shut-in infrastructure consisting of:
The Patricia-2 and Baleen-4 wells;
A 24 km subsea pipeline and umbilical cable connecting the Patricia-2 and Baleen-4 wells to the Patricia Baleen Gas Plant; and
The suspended well, Patricia-1.
Inspection, maintenance and repair activities on the BMG, Patricia Baleen and Sole infrastructure from vessels.

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Location map - Activity: Gippsland Offshore Operations (refer to description)

EP Documents

EP Document A680819 (2.34 MB)
Decision notifications A662509 (181 KB)

Related EP assessments

4705 (Click to view)

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