CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well
|Activity type||Any other greenhouse gas-related activity|
|Submitted by||The Crown in right of Victoria|
|Submission date||15 February, 2019|
|Decision date||18 April, 2019|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
Mr Steve Marshall
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.
|Commonwealth waters adjacent to||VIC|
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