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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

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
Cobia Pipeline Repair Project Significant modification of a petroleum pipeline
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd Bass Strait Development View
Blackback Plugging and Abandonment Any other petroleum-related activity
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd Bass Strait Development View
Macedon Operations Operation of a petroleum pipeline
BHP Billiton Petroleum (Australia) Pty Ltd Macedon Gas View
Rollo Multiclient Marine Seismic Surveys Environment Plan Seismic survey
PGS Australia Pty Ltd No associated project View
Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) Facility Operations Operation of a facility
Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
Woodside Energy Ltd North West Shelf View
2013-2016 Exmouth Plateau/Greater Gorgon Deepwater Drilling Program Drilling
Chevron Australia Pty Ltd No associated project View
Sole Pipeline and Subsea Infrastructure Installation Construction and installation of a pipeline
Construction and installation of a facility
Cooper Energy (Sole) Pty. Ltd. Gippsland Offshore Development View
North West Shelf Renaissance North Multi Client Marine Seismic Surveys Seismic survey
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd No associated project View
Stag Drilling and Completions Drilling
Jadestone Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd Stag Field Development View
Mutineer Exeter Cessation of Production Any other petroleum-related activity
Santos Limited Mutineer-Exeter View
Griffin Development Cessation Any other petroleum-related activity
BHP Billiton Petroleum (Australia) Pty Ltd Griffin Development View
Ichthys Project Offshore Facility (Operation) Operation of a facility
Any other petroleum-related activity
INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd Ichthys View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Macedon Gas BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 1 View
Stybarrow Development BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 1 View
Minerva Development BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 1 View
Griffin Development BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 1 View
Pyrenees Development BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd 2 View
Gorgon Chevron Australia Pty Ltd 2 View
Wheatstone Chevron Australia Pty Ltd 2 View
Bayu-Undan Field Development ConocoPhillips 2 View
Barossa Area Development ConocoPhillips Australia Exploration Activities yet to commence View
Casino, Henry and Netherby Development Cooper Energy 1 View
Gippsland Offshore Development Cooper Energy 2 View
Woollybutt Eni Australia Limited 1 View