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AC/P52 Environment Plan

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Shell Australia Pty Ltd
Submission date 09 September, 2014
Subtype New
Decision date 16 October, 2014
RMS ID 2904
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Ben Power
Environment Manager
Shell Australia Pty Ltd
GPO Box 3107
Telephone: +61 7 3024 7635

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Shell Australia Pty Ltd (Shell), on behalf of its joint venture participants (Finder Exploration Pty Ltd & Sasol Petroleum Australia Ltd) proposes to drill a single exploration well, Cronus-1, in the Exploration Permit AC/P 52. The proposed exploration well is planned to be drilled using a dynamically positioned drillship supported by offshore support vessels working from Shell’s main supply base in Broome, WA.
The Cronus-1 exploration well in AC/P 52 is located offshore, in Western Australia’s Browse Basin. The permit area is 2,182km2 in water depths varying from 400m to 1,200m. The AC/P 52 permit area is situated in Commonwealth marine waters, approximately 550km north of Broome (Figure 1-1).
The AC/P 52 drilling activity scope-of-work comprises conventional exploration activities, which includes drilling, casing, cementing, integrity checks, open hole logging, sampling, vertical seismic profiling (VSP), and permanent plug and abandonment. The Cronus-1 exploration well is planned in approximately 780m of water depth to a planned total vertical depth of approximately 4,750m subsea.
Drilling of the Cronus-1 exploration well is scheduled to commence in Q1 2015 at the earliest, and is planned to take approximately three months to complete.
Note: This information has been extracted from the EP Summary. Please refer to the attached EP Summary for more information.

Other Details
Locations North West
Commonwealth waters adjacent to ACI , Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) AC/P52
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

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