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Activity - Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) Facility Operations

Activity details
Organisation Woodside Energy Ltd
Project North West Shelf
Activity types Operation of a facility for the recovery or processing of petroleum
Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
In-force EP 5723
Submission date 30 August, 2021
Outcome Accepted
Acceptance date 03 March, 2022
Start date Pending titleholder notification
Stop date Pending titleholder notification
Lifecycle Classification Operation & Production
Please note: activity start and stop dates are based on notifications provided by the titleholder.

Titleholder contact
Shannen Wilkinson
Phone: +61 8 9438 4000

Activity Description
Woodside is submitting a revision of the Operational Environment Plan for Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) in Commonwealth waters, in accordance with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (Cth) (the regulations). The Environment Plan is being resubmitted to account for the integration of planned production from the Greater Western Flank Phase 3 into the GWA production. The Environment Plan will cover the existing GWA Field Production System, operated by Woodside on behalf of the North West Shelf (NWS) Project, as well as a number of exploration wells not linked to the production systems. The participants include Woodside Energy Ltd, BHP Petroleum (NWS) Pty Ltd, BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd and Shell Australia Pty Ltd.

The GWA facility is located in Commonwealth waters on the NWS of WA within licence areas WA-1-L, WA-5-L, WA-6-L, WA-23-L, WA-24-L, WA-57-L, WA-2-PL, WA-9-PL, WA-13-PL, WA-24-PL and WA-27-PL. The GWA platform is situated approximately 138 km north-west of Dampier and 23 km south west of North Rankin Complex (NRC). GWA is an offshore production platform that produces dry gas and condensate. The revised EP will account for production from the Goodwyn, Perseus, Searipple, Goodwyn GH, Tidepole, Keast, Dockrell, Sculptor-Rankin, Lady Nora and Pemberton area reservoirs. Gas and condensate from these reservoirs is transported via a network of pipelines to the GWA Platform and then onshore to the Karratha Gas Plant for processing.
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Location map - Activity: Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) Facility Operations (refer to description)

Accepted EP Documents

EP Document A825979 (33.4 MB)
OPEP Document A800058 (1.15 MB)