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Fishburn WA-459-P 3D Seismic Survey

Activity type Seismic survey
Activity subtypes
Lifecycle Classification Exploration
Submitted by Santos Offshore Pty Ltd
Submission date 27 February, 2017
Subtype New
Decision date 22 May, 2017
RMS ID 3909
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Mr Tom Baddeley
Manager Public Affairs
Santos Offshore Pty Ltd
40 The Esplanade
Telephone: +61 8 9363 9646

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Location map - Activity: Fishburn WA-459-P 3D Seismic Survey (refer to description)

Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (Santos) is the operator of exploration permit WA-459-P within Commonwealth waters off northern Western Australia. Santos proposes to undertake the Fishburn 3 dimensional (3D) seismic survey over this permit area. The Fishburn survey is a typical 3D survey using methods and procedures similar to others conducted in Australian waters. No unique or unusual equipment or operations are proposed.
The survey acquisition area is approximately 600 km2 with a larger operational area (3,150 km2) around it to allow for vessel turn-arounds and testing of equipment. The survey location is approximately 330 km west-south-west from Darwin and approximately 60 km from the closest point to land at Cape Rulhieres in the Kimberley region.
Water depths in the survey area range from 60 to 100 m.
The survey will take a maximum of 21 days and will be undertaken within the period of 15 June and 1 August 2017. This timing has been selected as it is outside the Northern Prawn Fishery season.

Other Details
Locations North West
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-459-P
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

Decision notifications

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