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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
Barossa Gas Export Pipeline Installation Construction and installation of a pipeline
ConocoPhillips Australia Exploration Pty Ltd Barossa Area Development View
Artisan Exploration Drilling Drilling
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited No associated project View
Gem 3D Marine Seismic Survey Seismic survey
SapuraOMV Upstream (Western Australia) Pty Ltd No associated project View
WA-49-L Gemtree Anchor Hold Testing Any other petroleum-related activity
Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd No associated project View
Tasmanian Gas Pipeline Offshore Environment Plan Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Tasmanian Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd Tasmanian Gas Pipeline View
JUR Drilling Drilling
Construction and installation of a facility
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd Bass Strait Development View
Minerva Cessation Any other petroleum-related activity
BHP Billiton Petroleum (Victoria) Pty Ltd Minerva Development View
North-west Australia 4D MSS Seismic survey
Woodside Energy Ltd No associated project View
Ichthys Development Drilling Campaign WA-50-L - Phase 2 Drilling
INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd Ichthys View
West Seahorse-3 Non-production Operations Any other petroleum-related activity
Carnarvon Hibiscus Pty Ltd No associated project View
WA-34-L Pyxis Drilling and Subsea Installation Drilling
Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd Pluto LNG View
Blacktip Operations Operation of a facility
Eni Australia B.V. Blacktip Gas View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Varanus Island Hub Santos Limited 3 View
Prelude FLNG Facility Shell Australia Pty Ltd 1 View
Tasmanian Gas Pipeline Tasmanian Gas 1 View
Laminaria and Corallina Fields Development Timor Sea Oil and Gas (TSOGA) Pty Ltd 2 View
Cliff Head Oil Field Triangle Energy (Operations) Pty Ltd 1 View
Wandoo Vermilion Oil and Gas Australia Pty Ltd 2 View
Pluto LNG Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd 3 View
Julimar Development Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd 2 View
Balnaves Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd 1 View
Greater Enfield Project (Australia Oil) Woodside Energy Ltd 3 View
North West Shelf Woodside Energy Ltd 6 View