Perch and Dolphin
|Activity type||Operation of a facility for the recovery or processing of petroleum|
|Activity subtypes||Operation of a petroleum pipeline|
|Lifecycle Classification||Operation & Production|
|Submitted by||Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||26 June, 2014|
|Decision date||07 October, 2014|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
The Perch + Dolphin EP covers all activities relating to hydrocarbon production from the following facilities and transport of hydrocarbons in the following pipelines:
Perch (PCA) and Dolphin (DPA) platforms in Production Licences VIC/L17 and VIC/L15 respectively, and the secondary line connecting the shore with the PCA platform (Shore- PCA100);
PCA-Shore300 pipeline (Licence VIC/PL21).
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (“Esso”) is the operator and a titleholder of the abovementioned production licences and licenced petroleum pipelines.
The PCA platform is located approximately 24 km off the Gippsland coast in approximately 42 m water depth (Figure 1). The DPA platform is located approximately 21 km off the Gippsland coast in approximately 38 m water depth. The PCA and DPA platforms are 9 km apart. There is a licenced pipeline (PCA-Shore300) and secondary line (Shore-PCA100) connected to the PCA and DPA platforms.
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 Perch and Dolphin platforms.
Note: This information has been extracted from the EP Summary. Please refer to the attached EP Summary for more information.