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Approved projects and activities

This page contains information about projects and activities that have been approved.

Offshore projects

An offshore project is undertaken to recover oil and/or gas and a number of petroleum activities will be undertaken throughout a projects lifecycle such as development, well construction, facility installation, production operations and decommissioning.

Each project page contains an overview of the project and links to individual activities that are underway for the relevant project. Only development activities that have an ‘in force’ environment plan (EP) are displayed on project pages. Other activities that previously formed part of the project and are no longer underway can be found on the historical activities page.

Offshore projects in Commonwealth waters that were approved prior to NOPSEMA's establishment, and those with an accepted offshore project proposal (OPP) are also displayed on this page. For more information about the OPP assessment process see the OPP page.


Activities listed on this page have an ‘in force’ environment plan accepted by NOPSEMA. Each activity page contains an overview of the activity, an activity location map and titleholder contact details. Related environment plan assessment information can also be accessed for each activity.

Activities have been categorised as exploration (and other related activities) or development, noting only development activities are linked to an offshore project.

Find an approved project or activity

To search for an approved project or activity use the search tool below. Enter keywords for a free text search, or narrow the results by using the filters. Once results have been returned, click on the names of individual activities to view further details about that activity.

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Activity name Activity types Lifecycle Classification Organisation Project
Project name Organisation No of activities
BassGas Beach Energy (Operations) Limited 1 View
Otway Offshore Development (Thylacine and Geographe) Beach Energy (Operations) Limited 3 View
Griffin Development BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 3 View
Wheatstone Chevron Australia Pty Ltd 2 View
Gorgon Chevron Australia Pty Ltd 3 View
Bayu-Undan Field Development ConocoPhillips 2 View
Barossa Area Development ConocoPhillips Australia Exploration 3 View
Casino, Henry and Netherby Development Cooper Energy 1 View
Gippsland Offshore Development Cooper Energy 3 View
Woollybutt Eni Australia Limited Activities yet to commence View
Blacktip Gas Eni Australia Limited 1 View
Bass Strait Development Esso Australia Resources Limited 3 View