|Submitted by||Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||09 August, 2019|
|Decision date||08 January, 2020|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
The West Barracouta (BTW) and Kipper (KPA) drilling campaigns will utilise the Noble Tom Prosser Jack Up Rig to drill a total of four subsea production gas wells, two at each location. The BTW campaign will take place in Production Licence VIC/L1 located in the Gippsland Basin of eastern Bass Strait 6 km south west of the Barracouta Platform, approximately 30 km off the coast in 45.5 m of water depth. The KPA campaign will take place in VIC/L25 at the Kipper Subsea Facility approximately 45 km off the coast in 95 m of water depth. Drilling activity is expected to commence in 1Q2020 and be completed no later than 4Q 2021, with each well taking 50-80 days to drill.