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Activity - Factory 3D Marine Seismic Survey

Activity details
Organisation Shell Australia Pty Ltd
Activity types Seismic survey
In-force EP 4811
Submission date 29 March, 2019
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 16 September, 2019
Locations North West
Start date 02 December, 2019
Stop date Pending titleholder notification
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Kieron Bennett
Phone: +61863831566

Activity Description
Shell Australia Pty Ltd (Shell Australia) is planning to undertake the Factory three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) within the Browse and Bonaparte Basin offshore Western Australia (WA). The Factory 3D MSS will comprise acquisition of approximately 3,750 km2 of 3D seismic data in Exploration Permits AC/P65, AC/P41, WA-534-P, and a very small portion of adjacent acreage for the purposes of acquiring sufficient data to fully-image the prospects on the titles. The Factory Operational Area (OA) is located approximately 103 km from the Kimberley coast of northern WA and is approximately 200 km from the Indonesian archipelago and East Timor.
Following acceptance, the Factory 3D MSS environment plan (EP) will be valid until the end of September 2020. The survey will be conducted as a single acquisition operation either between the beginning of November 2019 and the end of February 2020 or between the beginning of April 2020 and the end of September 2020; the survey will take a maximum of 73 days plus a contingent additional 17 days for unplanned down time such as bad weather etc

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Location map - Activity: Factory 3D Marine Seismic Survey (refer to description)

EP Documents

EP Document A695487 (17.4 MB)
Decision notifications A693621 (175 KB)

Related EP assessments

4811 (Click to view)