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JUR Drilling

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes Construction and installation of a facility
Lifecycle Classification Development
Submitted by Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
Submission date 23 December, 2021
Subtype Revision
Decision date
RMS ID 6869
Status Cancelled
Link to previously accepted EP 4944 - JUR Drilling
Louise Mayboehm
Phone: +61 3 9261 0263
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Location map - Activity: JUR Drilling (refer to description)

The Kipper (KPA) Stage 1B Project plans to deliver the next stage of development of the KPA gas field is located in VIC/L25 in the Gippsland Basin of eastern Bass Strait. Two subsea wells (KPA-A2 and KPA-A4) were installed during KPA Stage 1A and Stage 1B plans to install up to two further subsea wells on existing flowbases (KPA-A1 and KPA-A3) at the Kipper Subsea Facility. Production from the KPA Stage 1B wells will be cooled in the pre-installed coolers prior to being exported from the KPA manifold to the West Tuna (WTN) platform via the two existing pipelines, KPA-WTN350N/S. Connection of chemical/hydraulic flying leads (CHFLs) and EFLs to interface with the KPA manifold (shown in Figure 2 2) is also covered under this EP.

The KPA Stage 1B drilling campaign will utilise the Noble Tom Prosser JUR or a similar rig to drill the subsea gas production wells.

The KPA Subsea Facility is located approximately 15 km north west of the West Tuna (WTN) platform, approximately 45 km off the Gippsland coast in 95 m of water depth. The co-ordinates and water depth for the subsea facility are provided:
Latitude: 38°10' 53" S Longitude: 148° 35' 35” E
Water Depth: 95 meters

Activities included in the scope of this EP include rig jack-up, drilling, completion installation, subsea tree installation, flying lead installation, support vessels, ROV activities and use of helicopters.

The earliest date of commencement of the drilling campaign is start Q3 2024 with all activity scheduled to be completed no later than end Q4 2026. Activities will be conducted 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It is expected to take approximately 80 days for each of the KPA Stage 1B wells (inclusive of JUR positioning activities).

Other Details
Locations Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to VIC
Titles (or other instruments) VIC/L25
Current Documents (Under assessment)
EP Document

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