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Activity - WA-49-L Gemtree Exploration Drilling

Activity details
Organisation Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd
Activity types Drilling
In-force EP 5159
Submission date 24 February, 2020
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 17 September, 2020
Locations North West
Start date 23 July, 2023
Stop date 18 October, 2023
Lifecycle Classification Exploration
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Andrew Decet
Phone: 9348 4000

Activity Description
Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd (Woodside), proposes to drill a single exploration well (named Gemtree-A) within Permit Area WA-49-L. The proposed Gemtree-A Well is located in Commonwealth waters in the Barrow subbasin, about 142 km off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The closest landfall to the well location is the Montebello Islands, which are about 55 km southeast (and 47 km to the Montebello Island Marine Park).

The proposed activity will involve drilling, formation evaluation and permanent abandonment of one well. The well will be drilled using a moored semi-submersible MODU. Typically, two or three vessels will support the MODU during drilling activities. The proposed drilling of the exploration well is expected to commence in 2021 and take about 50 days to complete. Timing of commencement and duration of these activities is subject to change due to project schedule requirements, MODU/vessel availability, unforeseen circumstances and weather.
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Location map - Activity: WA-49-L Gemtree Exploration Drilling  (refer to description)

Accepted EP Documents

EP Document A746392 (17 MB)
NOPSEMA Report A745795 (620 KB)

Related EP assessments

5159 (Click to view)