Banner image

Jack-Up Rig Plug and Abandonment

Activity type Drilling
Activity subtypes
Lifecycle Classification Decommissioning
Submitted by Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd
Submission date 11 January, 2024
Subtype New
Decision date
RMS ID 7695
Status Under assessment (with titleholder)
Link to previously accepted EP
Louise Mayboehm
Phone: 03 9261 0000
Location map (click to enlarge)
Location map - Activity: Jack-Up Rig Plug and Abandonment  (refer to description)

Esso has developed this Environment Plan (EP) to manage the environmental impacts and risks associated with P&A of the 21 platform wells and five subsea wells, to be completed by a Jack up rig at 12 locations in the Gippsland basin. The subsea wells are located at the Marlin-1, Whiptail-1A, Mulloway-1, Halibut-1 and East Pilchard-1 well sites, while the platform-based wells are at the Bream B platform and, Perch and Dolphin monotower platforms.
The scope also includes conductor driving activities at the Marlin B platform utilising a pile driving rig, as well as potential geotechnical activities at the Bream Subsea Exploration wells, Bream-2, Bream-3 and Bream-5 locations.
The P&A campaign will take place in Production Licences VIC/L01, VIC/RL1, VIC/L03, VIC/L05, VIC/L09, VIC/L13, VIC/L14, VIC/L15, and VIC/L17 (as shown in the location map), located at the edge of the Gippsland Basin of the eastern Bass Strait.
Activities will all be undertaken within and nearby the Bass Strait Area To Be Avoided (ATBA).
The activity is due to commence in the fourth quarter of 2024 with the earliest date of arrival expected to be 1 October 2024 with an estimated total program duration of approximately 12-16 months with the expected completion at the start of 2026. Therefore, pending timing of EP acceptance, the EP will be valid for three years (2024, 2025 and 2026).

Other Details
Locations Gippsland
Commonwealth waters adjacent to VIC
Titles (or other instruments) VIC/L1
Current Documents (Under assessment)
EP Document

OPEP Document

Location map