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Activity - Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program

Activity details
Organisation Equinor Australia B.V.
Activity types Drilling
In-force EP 4832
Submission date 23 April, 2019
Outcome Accepted with conditions and/or limitations
Acceptance date 18 December, 2019
Locations South Australia
Start date Pending titleholder notification
Stop date Pending titleholder notification
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Audun Sande
Phone: +61 413 901 235

Activity Description
Equinor is the sole titleholder of exploration permit 39 (EPP39). As part of the permit commitment, Equinor plans to drill the Stromlo-1 exploration well.
The well is located in the Ceduna sub-basin, off southern Australia. The well is located approximately 400 km southwest of Ceduna and 476 km west of Port Lincoln and in a water depth of approximately 2240 m.
The petroleum activity will occur between 1 November 2020 to 30 April 2021, or 1 November 2021 to 30 April 2022.
The duration of the drilling of the Stromlo-1 well is expected to be approximately 60 days. Commencement of the drilling is planned for late 2020.
The drilling will be carried out by a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) supported by three offshore vessels and helicopters. The support vessels will resupply the MODU from the supply base at Port Adelaide while the helicopters will operate from Ceduna.
The Stromlo-1 well will not be cored or production tested for hydrocarbons in the event of a discovery. Once the well has been drilled, it will be permanently plugged and abandoned. The results will be evaluated prior to determining whether to proceed with appraisal or further exploration.

See the Stromlo-1 exploration drilling program page ( for more information.
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Location map - Activity: Stromlo-1 Exploration Drilling Program (refer to description)

EP Documents

Letter of acceptance with conditions A709589 (150 KB)
Accepted Environment Plan A705648 (47 MB)
Appendices A708369 (124 MB)
Statement of reasons A708623 (990 KB)
Key matters report A708574 (240 KB)

Related EP assessments

4832 (Click to view)