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Administered by: Industry, Innovation and Science
Published Date 10 Oct 2019

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Sections 226 and 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 sections 226 and 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 the variation of Pipeline Licence VIC/PL23 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/PL23

 

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

 

Pipeline Duration, Interpretation and Conditions

 

1.        Vary the duration of the licence from a fixed tern 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 Tarwhine to Barracouta 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to pipeline specifications, performance, reporting and approval requirements that are no longer required or have been superseded under the current regulatory regime (and are regulated by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority).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 Tarwhine to Barracouta pipeline is described in the table below, and displayed in the map below, commencing at the Tie-in between the Tarwhine subsea facility and the first flexible jumper and terminates at the first valve upstream of the FVO on the Barracouta platform. Coordinates are based on Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA94).

 

POINT ID

DESCRIPTION

EASTING

NORTHING

1

TWA Wellhead

546226.8

5749321.2

2

Inflection Point 01

546240.4

5749329.4

3

Inflection Point 02

546231.4

5749341.3

4

Inflection Point 03

546232.9

5749344.5

5

BTA TWA EHU Umbilical Crossing 01

546236.2

5749347.7

6

BTA TWA EHU Umbilical Crossing 02

546251.3

5749361.8

7

BMA350 Gas Pipeline Crossing

552622.6

5755167.2

8

Inflection Point 04

559088.3

5761047.9

9

BTA450 Gas Pipeline Crossing

559088.8

5761060.6

10

Inflection Point 05

559088.9

5761063.8

11

BTA150 Oil Pipeline Crossing

559093.5

5761064.6

12

BTA65 Gas Lift Pipeline Crossing

559097.6

5761065.3

13

FVO Barracouta Manifold

559106.1

5761066.7

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

Map depicting the "as built" route of pipeline VIC/PL23 commencing at the Tarwhine subsea facility and terminating at the Barracouta platform.