|Activity type||Operation of a facility|
|Activity subtypes||Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation|
|Submitted by||PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||20 September, 2017|
|Decision date||04 December, 2017|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
This Plan applies to all operational activities of the Montara Development Project (MDP). The MDP is located in Commonwealth waters within Production Licences AC/L7 and AC/L8 in the Timor Sea, between Australia and the island of Timor approximately 690 km (373 nm) east of Darwin in a water depth of approximately 77 m (LAT).
The MDP includes developing the Montara, Swift, Skua and Swallow fields and operating the developed facilities for commercial production of the oil reserves. Oil will be extracted from production wells in each of the fields and transported in flow lines to the Montara Venture Floating Production, Storage, and Offloading Facility (FPSO) facility via the Montara Well Head Platform (WHP).
The scope of activities addressed by this Plan includes commissioning and operation activities associated with the MDP described in Section 4 of the EP, namely:• the physical presence of the FPSO, WHP and support vessels; • commissioning and normal production operations, such as hydrocarbon processing, gas re-injection, processing and vessel and helicopter movements;• planned maintenance and shutdown, including the FPSO, WHP and flaring;• upset and emergency conditions and contingencies;• product storage and offtake; • general FPSO operations, including waste and discharge management; and• rigless well intervention.