North Rankin Complex Facility Operations Environment Plan
|Activity type||Operation of a facility|
|Submitted by||Woodside Energy Ltd|
|Submission date||18 April, 2019|
|Decision date||13 September, 2019|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
Amy Nielsen (NWS Asset Manager)
The North Rankin Complex (NRC) is a single integrated facility comprised of two interconnected production platforms, North Rankin A (NRA) and North Rankin B (NRB), and associated subsea infrastructure, including two export trunklines (1TL and 2TL), which run between the NRC facility and the onshore Karratha Gas Plant (KGP).
Woodside is submitting a revised Environment Plan for the NRC facility in accordance with Commonwealth Environmental Regulations, which require Environment Plans for operating facilities to be revised at least every five years.
A revision to the NRC EP was last accepted by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and
Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in April 2017. This revision was to incorporate changes relevant to the start-up and operation of the Persephone Project, which subsequently started in August 2017. The NRC EP was previously accepted by NOPSEMA in August 2014.
The NRC is operated by Woodside on behalf of the North West Shelf Project participants. The participants include Woodside Energy Ltd., BHP Billiton Petroleum (North West Shelf) Pty Ltd, BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) Pty Ltd and Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd.