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Ichthys Project Offshore Facility (Operation)

Activity type Operation of a facility for the recovery or processing of petroleum
Activity subtypes Significant modification of a facility
Lifecycle Classification Operation & Production
Submitted by INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd
Submission date 08 December, 2017
Subtype Revision
Decision date 27 March, 2018
RMS ID 4308
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP 3462 - Ichthys Project Offshore Facility (Operation)

Mr Jake Prout
Offshore Environment Lead, HSEQ
Level 22, 100 St Georges Terrace
+61 8 6213 6000

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Location map - Activity: Ichthys Project Offshore Facility (Operation) (refer to description)

INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd, on behalf of the Ichthys Upstream Unincorporated Joint Venture Participants, is developing the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin off the north-west coast of Western Australia to produce condensate offshore for export to markets in Japan and elsewhere, and export gas for further processing at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Darwin. Liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) and LNG will be produced onshore from the export gas on behalf of the Ichthys Downstream Incorporated Joint Venture. The Ichthys Field is located within the area covered by production licence WA-50-L, in the northern Browse Basin, approximately 210 km north-west of the coast of mainland Western Australia and 820 km south-west of Darwin. Water depths range from 235 to 275 m and the field consists of two reservoirs: an upper reservoir in the Brewster Member and a lower reservoir in the Plover Formation.
Gas from the Ichthys Field will undergo preliminary processing on an offshore central processing facility (CPF) to remove water and raw liquids, including the greater part of the condensate. This condensate will be pumped to the interlinked floating production, storage, and offtake facility (FPSO) with hydrocarbon processing and monoethylene glycol (MEG) regeneration capabilities. The FPSO will have a condensate storage capacity of more than 1 000 000 barrels (approx. 137 000 m3) and will transfer the condensate to tankers for export to overseas markets. The gas will be transferred from the CPF via an 889-km-long gas export pipeline (GEP) to an onshore processing plant at Bladin Point in Darwin (Figure 1-1).
Note: This information has been extracted from the environment plan submitted.

Other Details
Locations North West
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-50-L
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

Decision notifications

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