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Blacktip Drilling

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Lifecycle Classification Development
Submitted by Eni Australia B.V.
Submission date 20 July, 2022
Subtype New
Decision date
RMS ID 7103
Status Under assessment (with titleholder)
Link to previously accepted EP
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Location map - Activity: Blacktip Drilling (refer to description)

Eni Australia BV (Eni) operates the Blacktip facilities, approximately 300 km west-south-west of Darwin, located in Lease Area WA-33-L, within Commonwealth waters in the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf (JBG). The facilities consist of a wellhead platform (WHP), two producing wells, flowlines and a subsea gas export pipeline (WA-15-PL, NT/PL2) bringing whole well stream fluid (as in, gas, condensate and produced water) to the Yelcherr Gas Plant (YGP) near Wadeye in the Northern Territory (NT). The ongoing operations of the Blacktip facilities are within the scope of the Blacktip Operations EP (000036_DV_PR.HSE.0677.0000),

This EP outlines the activities required to drill up to two additional wells and complete the workover on an existing well within Lease Area WA-33-L.

The scope of this EP includes:
• a geophysical site survey at the WHP (Section 3.7)
• drilling of two development wells (P3 and P4) in the Blacktip field through existing slots on the Blacktip WHP using a jack-up MODU, cantilevered over the Blacktip WHP (Section 3.8)
• working over of an existing development well (P1) to re-complete and produce hydrocarbon from different reservoir zones (Section 3.9)
• hook-up and commissioning (Section 3.10).

The schedule for these activities will be subject to jack-up mobile offshore drilling unit (MODU) availability; however, is anticipated to take place in 2022/23.

Other Details
Locations North West
Commonwealth waters adjacent to Western Australia
Titles (or other instruments) WA-33-L
Current Documents (Under assessment)
EP Document

OPEP Document

OSMP Document

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