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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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Keyword search

Activity name Activity types Organisation Project
Mutineer Exeter Development Field Operations Operation of a facility
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
Any other petroleum-related activity
Santos Limited Mutineer-Exeter View
Wheatstone Project - Well Intervention and Infill Drilling Drilling
Any other petroleum-related activity
Chevron Australia Pty Ltd Wheatstone View
WA-474-P, WA-70-R Suspended Wells Any other petroleum-related activity
Western Gas (474 P) Pty Ltd No associated project View
Laminaria-5 Reinstatement Project Any other petroleum-related activity
Timor Sea Oil & Gas Australia Pty Limited Laminaria and Corallina Fields Development View
Otway Offshore Operations Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Operation of a facility
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited Otway Offshore Development (Thylacine and Geographe) View
Cliff Head Field Offshore Operations Operation of a facility
Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Triangle Energy (Operations) Pty Ltd Cliff Head Oil Field View
Greater Enfield Tieback Construction and installation of a pipeline
Woodside Energy Ltd Greater Enfield Project (Australia Oil) View
Casino, Netherby & Henry - Licence Areas VIC/L24 and VIC/L30 (inc offshore licensed pipelines VIC/PL37, VIC/PL37(V) and VIC/PL42) Environment Plan - Operations Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Cooper Energy (CH) Pty. Ltd. Casino, Henry and Netherby Development View
Greater East Spar Installation and Commissioning Significant modification of a petroleum pipeline
Santos WA Southwest Pty Limited Varanus Island Hub View
Stybarrow Operation Cessation Operation of a facility
Decommissioning, dismantling or removing a facility
BHP Petroleum (Australia) Pty Ltd Stybarrow Development View
Ichthys Project Gas Export Pipeline (Operation) Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Ichthys LNG Pty Ltd Ichthys View
Hockey and Bianchi 3D Seismic Survey Seismic survey
Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd No associated project View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Greater Enfield Project (Australia Oil) Woodside Energy Ltd 3 View
Scarborough Project Woodside Energy Ltd Activities yet to commence View
North West Shelf Woodside Energy Ltd 7 View