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Bass Strait Operations

Activity type Operation of a facility
Activity subtypes Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
Submitted by Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
Submission date 26 June, 2014
Subtype Revision
Decision date 07 October, 2014
RMS ID 2787
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP
Contact

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
Email: carolyn.y.thomas@exxonmobil.com

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Location map - Activity: Barracouta and Whiting (refer to description)
Description


The Barracouta + Whiting Environment Plan covers all activities relating to hydrocarbon production from the following facilities and transport of hydrocarbons in the following pipelines:
Barracouta and Whiting platforms (Production Licence VIC/L02) and BTA-SHA65 gas lift and BTA-TWA65 gas lift secondary lines;
Tarwhine and Seahorse subsea facilities (Production Licences VIC/L01 and VIC/L18 respectively);
BTA-Shore450 Gas Pipeline (License VIC/PL1);
BTA-Shore150 Oil Pipeline (License VIC/PL4);
SHA-BTA150 Oil Pipeline (License VIC/PL22);
TWA-BTA200 Oil Pipeline (License VIC/PL23);
WTA-SNA250 Oil Pipeline (License VIC/PL24); and
WTA-SNA200 Gas Pipeline (License VIC/PL25).
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (“Esso”) is the operator and a titleholder of the abovementioned production licences and licenced petroleum pipelines.
The Barracouta (BTA) platform is located approximately 23 km off the Gippsland coast in approximately 46 m of water depth. The Whiting (WTA) platform is located approximately 34 km off the Gippsland coast in approximately 54 m of water depth. The Tarwhine (TWA) subsea facility is located approximately 17 km to the south west of the BTA platform in a water depth of 43 m. The Seahorse (SHA) subsea facility is located approximately 11 km to the north of the BTA platform in a water depth of 42 m.
Ongoing operational, maintenance, and minor construction (brownfields) activities will be conducted on these facilities and pipelines over the next five years, as well as wellwork operations on the Barracouta and Whiting platforms.
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/L1
VIC/L2
VIC/L18
VIC/PL4
VIC/PL22
VIC/PL23
VIC/PL24
VIC/PL25
VIC/PL1
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document


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