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Published Date 06 May 2019

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Section 708

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

 

APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF A PIPELINE LICENCE

 

I, GRAEME ALBERT WATERS, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator, on behalf of the Commonwealth–Victoria Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority hereby give notice pursuant to section 708 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 that an application has been received from

 

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd

(ABN 62 091 829 819)

 

BHP Billiton Petroleum (Bass Strait) Pty. Ltd.

(ABN 29 004 228 004)

 

for a variation of Pipeline Licence VIC/PL5 in the offshore area of Victoria, as set out below.

 

Pursuant to subsection 226(3) of the Act, a person may make a written submission to the Titles Administrator about this application within 30 days from the date of this notice.

 

This notice takes effect on the day on which it appears in the Australian Government Gazette.

 

Made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

of the Commonwealth of Australia.

 

GRAEME ALBERT WATERS

TITLES ADMINISTRATOR

ON BEHALF OF THE COMMONWEALTH–VICTORIA

OFFSHORE PETROLEUM JOINT AUTHORITY

 


 

APPLICATION FOR VARIATION OF

PIPELINE LICENCE VIC/PL5

 

The application seeks to effect the following administrative amendments to the licence:

 

Pipeline Duration, Interpretation and Conditions

 

1.      Vary the duration of the licence from a fixed term to an indefinite term to reflect legislative amendment.

2.      Where possible, remove references in the licence to the former Designated Authorities or the ‘said Director’.

 

Route of the Pipeline

 

3.      Add the As-Constructed Pipeline Co-ordinates.

 

4.      Add the Route Map.

 

Specifications and Further Conditions

 

5.      Update the pipeline design details and parameters, including reference to relevant Australian Standards, to reflect the as-constructed Halibut to Valve Site 1 Oil Pipeline.

6.      Delete conditions relating to pipeline specifications, performance, reporting and approval requirements that are no longer required or have been superseded under the current regulatory regime (and are regulated by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority).

 

As-Constructed Pipeline Co-ordinates

 

The route of the pipeline is described in the table below, and displayed in the map below, commencing at the LVO on the Halibut platform and terminates onshore at Valve Site 1. The Halibut platform sits in approximately 72 m of water. The MLA300 pipeline connects to the HLA600 at the subsea Marlin Tee assembly connection approximately 21.2 km from HLA platform. Coordinates are based on Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA94).

 

ID

DESCRIPTION

EASTING

NORTHING

1

LVO at Halibut Platform

615,258

5,748,494

2

Crossing at the HLA-FTA Fuel Gas Pipeline

615,231

5,748,488

3

Crossing the MLA-MKA Fuel Gas Pipeline

612,397

5,749,765

4

Marlin/Halibut Tee Intersection

608,156

5,766,967

5

Crossing the TNA300 Gas Pipeline

607,768

5,768,234

6

Crossing the TNA200 Oil Pipeline

607,750

5,768,262

7

Crossing the WTN450 Gas Pipeline

607,631

5,768,430

8

Shore Crossing

561,915

5,794,087

Coordinate set above is based on GDA94 / MGA Zone 55, survey of pipeline centreline.


 

Title: Halibut to Valve Route Map - Description: Schematic showing route of Halibut to Valve Site 1 Oil Pipeline