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Activity - WHP and Subsea Fields ACL7 ACL8 Drilling Program

Activity details
Organisation Jadestone Energy (Eagle) Pty Ltd
Project Montara Field Development
Activity types Drilling
In-force EP 5713
Submission date 18 August, 2021
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 08 September, 2021
Locations Ashmore Cartier
Start date 14 June, 2021
Stop date 09 March, 2022
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Helen Astill
Phone: (08) 9486 6600

Activity Description
Jadestone Energy (Eagle) Pty Ltd (Jadestone Energy) plans to drill development well H6 in permit area AC/L7 in the Montara Field. Workovers of Skua-10 and Skua-11 within permit AC/L8, are also included in the drilling program.
The Montara Field lies approximately 690 km (373 nautical miles) east of Darwin in a water depth of approximately 80 m (LAT), 621 km (334 nautical miles) NNE of Broome and 147 km (79 nautical miles) from Ashmore Reef in Commonwealth waters of the Timor Sea.
The drilling and workover activities are scheduled to commence during Q2 of 2021 and are likely to last for a period of approximately 150 days in total, however timings are subject to weather, drilling vessel availability and operational efficiency. Therefore, this EP validity period is from June 2021 to June 2022.
The workover plans for Skua-10 and Skua-11, and well design for H6 will be finalised in the Well Operations Management Plans (WOMP), which are to be accepted by NOPSEMA prior to commencement of drilling. The Skua-10 and Skua-11 workovers are estimated to take 21 and 31 days each, respectively; drilling of the Montara H6 well is estimated to take 80 days.
The MODU will be a ‘jack up’ drilling MODU towed to the drilling sites by two or three support vessels. The Skua-10/-11 site is over existing wells, while the H6 development well will be undertaken when the MODU is positioned alongside the Montara WHP. The MODU will cantilever the drill floor over the WHP to allow positioning the MODU’s drill centre over the H6 slot.
Operational discharges will be:
• Cement - used to form permanent barriers and fix casings in place. It may also be used to seal a lost circulation zone, and when abandoning the well. The majority of cement will remain downhole although minor volumes will be discharged at the mudline at the seabed surface, and at sea surface.
• Drilling fluids and cuttings - A drilling fluid program will be developed and drilling fluids will be water-based muds (WBM) only. All cuttings will be discharged overboard at sea surface or just below via a discharge pipe.
Chemical selection will be guided by the Offshore Chemical Notification System (OCNS) and the Jadestone Energy Chemical Selection Evaluation and Approval Procedure.
Support for the drilling activities will be provided by three support vessels which will operate out of Darwin. Support vessels will supply equipment, bulk chemicals, liquid drilling fluids, diesel fuels etc. to the drilling MODU. Each vessel will have approximately 10–20 POB and MARPOL compliant sewage and bilge systems.
Helicopter support will be provided by Babcock and will be based at Mungalalu–Truscott air base to support the MODU.
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Location map - Activity: WHP and Subsea Fields ACL7 ACL8 Drilling Program (refer to description)

Accepted EP Documents

EP Document A798276 (14.5 MB)
OPEP Document A798274 (7.58 MB)
Appendices A798562 (10.2 MB)