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Bedout Basin Exploration & Appraisal Drilling

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd
Submission date 30 December, 2014
Subtype New
Decision date 29 August, 2016
RMS ID 3043
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Libby Howitt
Chief Environment Advisor
Level 6, 100 St Georges Terrace
+61 8 6218 7100

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Location map - Activity: Bedout Basin Exploration & Appraisal Drilling (refer to description)

Quadrant Energy plan to explore and appraise for hydrocarbons in the Bedout Basin region in Commonwealth waters within permit areas WA-435-P and WA-437-P through the drilling of a series (up to 10) of exploration and appraisal wells.  This EP covers drilling, evaluating, well testing, and abandonment activities related to exploration and appraisal drilling, utilising either jack-up or semi-submersible MODUs. 
The Operational Area is approximately 38km north from the nearest shoreline (Bedout Island), 109km from the closest mainland point (Eighty Mile Beach), 116km from Port Hedland, 232km from Karratha and 339km from Broome. The water depth over the Operational Area ranges from approximately 70m to 250m.
Within the Operational Area, activities will be undertaken over smaller areas within the MODU exclusion zone. The exclusion zone is defined as a 500 m zone around the surface of the MODU once connected to the seabed.  Only one MODU will be operating in the exclusion zone at any point in time, however multiple support vessels and helicopters may be operating in the same area at any one time
Activities are scheduled to commence in Q3 2016 subject to obtaining all regulatory and business approvals. The timing of subsequent activities has not been finalised; therefore this EP assumes the activities may be undertaken at any time of year over the five year validity of this EP. 
For a typical exploration or appraisal well, the Activity duration is expected to be between 60 and 125 days.

Other Details
Locations North West, Pilbara
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-435-P
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

Decision notifications

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