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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
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
Nganhurra Operations Cessation Decommissioning, dismantling or removing a facility
Any other petroleum-related activity
Woodside Energy Ltd Greater Enfield Project (Australia Oil) View
Prelude FLNG Operation of a facility
Recovery of petroleum using a subsea installation
Shell Australia Pty Ltd Prelude FLNG Facility View
T/30P Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed Survey Seismic survey
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited No associated project View
Greater Western Flank 3 and Lambert Deep Drilling and Subsea Installation Drilling
Significant modification of a facility
Woodside Energy Ltd North West Shelf View
Artisan Exploration Drilling Drilling
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited No associated project View
BassGas Operations Operation of a facility
Operation of a petroleum pipeline
Beach Energy (Operations) Limited BassGas View
BTW Installation, Commissioning and Initial Operations Significant modification of a petroleum pipeline
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd Bass Strait Development View
Capreolus-2 3D Marine Seismic Survey 2020 - 2024 Seismic survey
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd No associated project View
Gorgon Gas Development Pipeline and Subsea Infrastructure Installation and Pre-Commissioning Construction and installation of a pipeline
Chevron Australia Pty Ltd Gorgon View
WA-49-L Gemtree Exploration Drilling Drilling
Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd No associated project View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Scarborough Project Woodside Energy Ltd Activities yet to commence View