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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
North Rankin Complex Facility Operations Environment Plan Operation of a facility
Woodside Energy Ltd No associated project View
Montara Operations Operation of a facility
Jadestone Energy (Eagle) Pty Ltd Montara Field Development View
Gippsland Basin Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations Other survey
Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd No associated project View
Otway Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed Assessment Other survey
Lattice Energy Limited No associated project View
Exploration Drilling WA-343-P Drilling
Other survey
INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd No associated project View
Woollybutt Decommissioning Project Drilling
Eni Australia Limited Woollybutt View
VIC/P70 Exploration Drilling Drilling
Esso Deepwater Gippsland Pty Ltd No associated project View
Otway Deep Marine Seismic Survey Seismic survey
Spectrum Geo Australia Pty Ltd No associated project View
BP Ironbark Small Scale Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Survey Other survey
Cue Exploration Pty Ltd No associated project View
Cygnus 3D Marine Seismic Survey Phase 3 South 2019-2020 Seismic survey
Polarcus Seismic Limited No associated project View
Pluto Facility Operations Operation of a facility
Significant modification of a facility
Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd Pluto LNG View
Wanaea Well Intervention Any other petroleum-related activity
Woodside Energy Ltd North West Shelf View
Project name Organisation No of activities
Blacktip Gas Eni Australia Limited 1 View
Bass Strait Development Esso Australia Resources Limited 12 View
Ichthys INPEX Ichthys Pty Ltd 3 View
Stag Field Development Jadestone Energy Australia 2 View
BassGas Lattice Energy Ltd 1 View
Otway Offshore Development Lattice Energy Ltd 1 View
Longtom Gas Nexus Energy 2 View
Montara Field Development PTTEP AA 1 View
Varanus Island Hub Santos Limited 3 View
Mutineer-Exeter Santos Limited 2 View
Talisman Santos Limited 1 View
Reindeer Field Development Santos Limited 1 View