Bayu-Undan to Darwin Gas Export Pipeline
|Activity type||Operation of a petroleum pipeline|
|Submitted by||ConocoPhillips Pipeline Australia Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||23 May, 2018|
|Decision date||05 September, 2018|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
Name: Daniel Thompson
ConocoPhillips Pipeline Australia Pty Ltd is the operator of the existing operational Bayu-Undan to Darwin Gas Export Pipeline (the Pipeline) in the Timor Sea. The Pipeline is a dry natural gas export pipeline transporting gas from the Bayu-Undan Field (situated in the Joint Petroleum Development Area (JPDA)) to the Darwin liquefied natural gas (DLNG) Plant near Darwin, Northern Territory (NT). The Pipeline has been in operation since 2005.The Pipeline section and all relevant activities in Commonwealth Waters and NT Coastal Waters are located within pipeline licenses WA-8-PL, NT/PL1, NTC/PL-1 and PL 20. The Commonwealth waters section of the Pipeline extends from kilometre Point (KP) KP42.4 (JPDA boundary) to KP402.2 (NT Coastal Waters boundary). The nearest land mass to the Pipeline in Commonwealth Waters is Bathurst Island (located approximately 20 km to the north of KP400). The nearest land to the Pipeline in NT Coastal Waters is the shore crossing at Wickham Point, in Darwin Harbour.The Pipeline Operation includes the following activities:• Pipeline operation including transport of dry natural gas from the Bayu-Undan field to the DLNG Plant located at Wickham Point, Darwin• Pipeline inspection, maintenance and repair(IMR) activitiesAn operational area will be in place around the Pipeline, within which the Petroleum Activity will take place. The Operational Area comprises a 500-m buffer around the Pipeline considered within the scope of this EP; any activities undertaken outside the Operational Area are not considered to be within the scope of the EP, including vessels transiting to and from port. All IMR activities will take place within the Operational Area.The Pipeline has been in operation for 12 years to date. Initial commissioning and start up activities were undertaken in September 2005. The EP will cover continuous operation of the Pipeline, and associated IMR activities, for five years from the date of acceptance of the EP.