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VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Submitted by Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd
Submission date 21 February, 2019
Subtype Revision
Decision date 17 June, 2019
RMS ID 4779
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP

Ms Carolyn Thomas
Risk, Environment and Regulatory Supervisor
Esso Australia Pty Ltd for and on behalf of Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd
Level 9, 664 Collins Street
+61 3 9261 0260

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Location map - Activity: VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling (refer to description)

The VIC/P70 exploration drilling operational area is located approximately 90 - 100 km from shore in Exploration Permit Area VIC/P70. Water depth within VIC/P70 ranges from 200 m to over 3 km, with the drill locations, Hairtail-1, Baldfish-1 and Sculpin-1, at ~359m, ~665m and ~2,300m respectively.Block VIC/P70, in the deepwater Gippsland basin, was acquired by Esso Deepwater, a wholly owned subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in 2Q, 2017. VIC/P70 contains the Dory, Angel and Archer-Anemone fields, as well as the Fangtooth prospect, and incorporates the area previously the subject of blocks VIC/P45 and VIC/P59, previously explored by Apache Energy (Apache, 2008). Exploration drilling activities in the VIC/P70 Operational area are scheduled over an estimated 60 day period, commencing in Q3, 2018 (Baldfish-1 and Hairtail-1), and an estimated 60-65 days in late Q2 - early Q3, 2019 for Sculpin-1.

Other Details
Locations Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to VIC
Titles (or other instruments) VIC/P70
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

Decision notifications

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