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Activity - WA-49-L Gemtree Anchor Hold Testing

Activity details
Organisation Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd
Activity types Any other petroleum-related activity
In-force EP 5094
Submission date 20 December, 2019
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 15 January, 2020
Locations Pilbara
Start date 26 February, 2020
Stop date 02 March, 2020
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Daniel Clery
Phone: +61893484000

Activity Description
Woodside is planning to undertake anchor hold testing within permit area WA-49-L, starting in Q1 2020. The anchor hold testing activities are expected to take fourteen (14) days, with test results informing planning activities for the proposed exploration Gemtree-A exploration well. Drilling of the Gemtree-A exploration well is planned to commence from Q3 2020

The proposed activity will involve an anchor handling vessel lowering an anchor to the seafloor in the Operational Area for the Gemtree-A exploration well and then tensioning the anchor to determine its ability to hold, embed and resist drag at the location. The anchor will be recovered once testing is complete. This process may need to be repeated several times within the Operational Area.

The proposed activity is located in Permit Area WA-49-L, about 138 kilometres (km) off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia (WA). The closest landfall to the location is the Montebello Islands, which are about 51 km south-east.
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Location map - Activity: WA-49-L Gemtree Anchor Hold Testing (refer to description)

Accepted EP Documents

EP Document A709718 (18.2 MB)

Related EP assessments

5094 (Click to view)