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Activity - Ichthys Development Drilling Campaign WA-50-L - Phase 2

Activity details
Organisation INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd
Project Ichthys
Activity types Drilling
In-force EP 4981
Submission date 17 September, 2019
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 04 December, 2019
Locations North West
Start date 06 February, 2020
Stop date Pending titleholder notification
Lifecycle Classification Development
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Bill Townsend
Phone: 0862136000

Activity Description
As titleholder on behalf of its joint venture participants, INPEX proposes to conduct the next phase of the Ichthys Development Drilling Campaign which will consist of the drilling, completion and flow back of at least 12-15 additional development wells within production licence WA-50-L. The drilling campaign includes the potential for workovers and well intervention of existing and planned development wells.
Drilling campaign activities will be conducted using a semi-submersible mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU), which will be anchored to the seabed and/or dynamically positioned. Anchor handling supply vessels and a platform supply vessel will provide support for the drilling campaign including the installation and recovery of pre-lay anchors. Personnel transfers to and from the MODU will be by helicopter several times per week.
Inspection, maintenance and repair or light well intervention vessels may be used to undertake additional well related activities during the drilling campaign.
Drilling is expected to commence in the first half of 2020 and continue for up to 5 years.
The Ichthys Field, within production licence WA-50-L, is located in the Browse Basin in Commonwealth waters within Western Australia. It is approximately 230 km north west of the Kimberley coastline, at its closest point. Water depths at the proposed well locations range between 235 m and 275 m at lowest astronomical tide. The closest major town is Derby, located approximately 390 km south of the southern boundary of the licence area.
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Location map - Activity: Ichthys Development Drilling Campaign WA-50-L - Phase 2 (refer to description)

Accepted EP Documents

EP Document A704690 (11.5 MB)

Related EP assessments

4981 (Click to view)