Ichthys Geotechnical and Geophysical Survey WA-50-L
|Activity type||Other survey|
|Submitted by||INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd|
|Submission date||19 September, 2019|
|Decision date||15 October, 2019|
|Link to previously accepted EP|
INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd, on behalf of the Ichthys Upstream Unincorporated Joint Venture Participants, is developing the Ichthys Field in the Browse Basin off the north-west coast of Western Australia to produce condensate offshore for export to markets in Japan and elsewhere, and export gas for further processing at the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Darwin.
The Ichthys Field is located within the area covered by production licence WA-50-L, in the northern Browse Basin, approximately 210 km north-west of the coast of mainland Western Australia and 820 km south-west of Darwin. Water depths range from 235 to 275 m.
INPEX is preparing to expand capacity, with further development of the Ichthys Field, as approved under the Ichthys LNG Project Commonwealth approval decision EPBC 4208/2008. In support of this expansion, INPEX is proposing to undertake pre-engineering survey activities in WA-50-L comprising of combined geotechnical and geophysical survey scopes. The survey activities will be undertaken between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020, noting that the exact timing for commencement and completion will be dependent upon approvals, vessel availability, operational efficiencies and weather conditions.
|Commonwealth waters adjacent to||Western Australia|
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