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CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well

Activity type Any other greenhouse gas-related activity
Activity subtypes
Lifecycle Classification Appraisal
Submitted by The Crown in right of Victoria
Submission date 15 February, 2019
Subtype New
Decision date 18 April, 2019
RMS ID 4767
Status Finalised
Outcome Accepted
Link to previously accepted EP 1607 - CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well

Mr Steve Marshall
Operations Director, CarbonNet Project
DJPR, Resources Division, Earth Resources Economic Development
Level 17, 1 Spring Street
1800 312 966

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Location map - Activity: CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well (refer to description)

The Crown in right of Victoria is proposing to drill an offshore appraisal well within Greenhouse Gas Assessment Permit VIC-GIP-002 in Commonwealth waters offshore Gippsland. VIC-GIP-002 is managed by the CarbonNet project within the Victorian Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions.
CarbonNet is investigating the potential for establishing a commercial scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) network in Gippsland.
The purpose of the offshore appraisal well is to confirm the viability of carbon dioxide (CO2) injection and storage capacity of CarbonNet’s preferred contingent storage formation, Pelican.
A jack-up rig will drill to a depth of about 1,500m below the sea bed. Rock samples taken from the appraisal well will allow the project to validate existing geoscience models and confirm the rock properties of the formation. This activity will not involve the injection of CO2.
The appraisal well will be located approximately 8 km offshore, with the exact location to be determined once the results of geophysical and geotechnical investigations are finalised in mid-2019.
Drilling is scheduled to take place between late 2019 and the end of June 2020, and is estimated to take between 45 and 60 days to complete.

Other Details
Locations Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to VIC
Titles (or other instruments) VIP-GIP-002
Current Documents (Finalised)
EP Document

Decision notifications

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