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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 Organisation Project
2D Seismic Survey WA-532-P, WA-533-P and WA-50-L Seismic survey
INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd No associated project View
Kanga-1 Exploration Drilling Drilling
SapuraOMV Upstream (Western Australia) Pty Ltd No associated project View
Stag Field Operations Operation of a facility
Jadestone Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd Stag Field Development View
Echo Yodel and Capella Plugging for Abandonment Drilling
Woodside Energy Ltd North West Shelf View
Van Gogh Infill Development Phase II (VGID2) Installation Construction and installation of a facility
Santos WA PVG Pty Ltd Van Gogh Coniston Novara Field Developments View
Well Construction Drilling
Vermilion Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd Wandoo View
Julimar Operations Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Any other petroleum-related activity
Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd Julimar Development View
Commonwealth Exploration Vessel Based Activity Other survey
Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd No associated project View
Archer 3D Marine Seismic Survey Seismic survey
Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd No associated project View
Ningaloo Vision Operations - WA-35-L (Van Gogh/Coniston/Novara fields) Operation of a facility
Santos WA PVG Pty Ltd Van Gogh Coniston Novara Field Developments View
Otway Development Drilling and Well Abandonment Drilling
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited Otway Offshore Development (Thylacine and Geographe) View
Prelude FLNG Operation of a facility
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
Shell Australia Pty Ltd Prelude FLNG Facility View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Greater Enfield Project (Australia Oil) Woodside Energy Ltd 5 View
Scarborough Project Woodside Energy Ltd Activities yet to commence View
North West Shelf Woodside Energy Ltd 8 View