Approved projects and activities
This page contains information about projects and activities that have been approved.
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||Organisation||Project|
Operation of a facility
||Jadestone Energy (Eagle) Pty Ltd||Montara Field Development||View|
|Gippsland Basin Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations||
||Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|
|Otway Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed Assessment||
||Beach Energy (Operations) Limited||No associated project||View|
|Exploration Drilling WA-343-P||
|INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|
|Woollybutt Field Management Plug and Abandonment||
|Eni Australia Limited||Woollybutt||View|
|VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling||
||Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|
|Otway Deep Marine Seismic Survey||
||Spectrum Geo Australia Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|
|Cygnus 3D Marine Seismic Survey Phase 3 South 2019-2020||
||Polarcus Seismic Limited||No associated project||View|
|Pluto Facility Operations||
Operation of a facility
Significant modification of a facility
|Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd||Pluto LNG||View|
|Dorrigo 3D Marine Seismic Survey||
||3D Oil T49P Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|
|CarbonNet Offshore Appraisal Well||
Any other greenhouse gas-related activity
||The Crown in right of Victoria||No associated project||View|
|Keraudren Seismic Survey||
||Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd||No associated project||View|