Bethany 3D Seismic Survey
|Activity type||Seismic survey|
|Submitted by||Santos Offshore Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||13 April, 2017|
|Decision date||28 March, 2018|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (Santos) proposes to undertake the Bethany 3 dimensional (3D) seismic survey over the NT/P85 and NT/P82 permits in Commonwealth waters off Northern Territory.
The Bethany 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 4,565 km2 with a larger operational area (12,610 km2) around it to allow for vessel turn-arounds and testing of equipment. The survey location is approximately 250 km north-west from Darwin and approximately 70 km from Melville Island the closest point to land.
Water depths in the operational area range from 20 to 202 m.
The survey will take a maximum of 75 days and will be undertaken within the period of 1 May to 30 September 2018 or 2019.
Santos will undertake the Bethany survey for and on behalf of the:
titleholders of NT/P85 - being Santos and Lattice Energy Limited; and
titleholder of NT/P82 - being Magellan Petroleum (Offshore) Pty Ltd.
Santos will undertake the Bethany survey on behalf of the titleholders of both NT/P85 and NT/P82, it will be Santos’ management systems and processes that will apply during the course of the Bethany survey.