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Marlin B Platform Drilling

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
Submission date 31 March, 2014
Subtype New
Decision date 07 October, 2014
RMS ID 2671
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Carolyn Thomas
Offshore Risk, Environment and Regulatory Supervisor - Safety, Security, Health and Environment
Esso Australia Pty Ltd for and on behalf of Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
12 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006
Telephone: +61 3 9261 0260

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Location map - Activity: Marlin B Platform Drilling (refer to description)

The Marlin B Platform Drilling Program includes the drilling and completion of five wells (one oil producing well and four gas producing wells) in the Turrum field. The Marlin B platform is located within the Gippsland basin, approximately 42 km off the Victorian coast in Bass Strait and is situated in a water depth of 59 metres mean sea level (MSL).
The wells will be drilled from the Marlin B platform using ISDL MASE Rig 175. A further eight expansion wells (oil and gas wells) may be drilled following the drilling and completion of the base drilling program.
The general drilling procedure for the base program wells starts with the drilling of a surface hole from the pre-installed conductor. The surface casing is then run and cemented in place. These operations are conducted with a diverter in place. A surface-mounted blowout preventer is installed, and production hole section is drilled. The production casing is then run and cemented in place. Completion tubing is then installed.
The Marlin B Platform Drilling Program is planned to commence in the fourth quarter of 2014, with drilling expected to continue through 2015. Potential for drilling expansion wells could extend the program to the fourth quarter of 2017.
Note: This information has been extracted from the EP Summary. Please refer to the attached EP Summary for more information.

Other Details
Locations Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to VIC
Titles (or other instruments) VIC/L3
Current Documents (Finalised)