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Published Date 11 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 (Bass Strait) Pty. Ltd.

(ABN 29 004 228 004)

 

 for the variation of Pipeline Licence VIC/PL13 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/PL13

 

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 Manager’.

 

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 Snapper to 3nm 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to pipeline specifications, performance, reporting and approval requirements that are no longer required or have been superseded under the current regulatory regime (and are regulated by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority).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 Snapper to 3nm Gas Pipeline is described in the table below, and displayed in the map below, commencing at the downstream flange of the Last Valve Off (LVO) at the Snapper platform and proceeding in a straight line, with some minor deflections towards a point which intersects the boundary of the Commonwealth offshore waters at the 3 nautical mile limit at or about Easting 564879.01 m and Northing 5789319.76 m. Coordinates are based on Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA94).

ID

DESCRIPTION

EASTING

NORTHING

1

LVO Snapper Manifold

589787.75

5772162.94

2

Inflection Point 01

589779.30

5772161.87

3

WTA200 Gas Pipeline Crossing

589774.90

5772176.86

4

MLB450 Gas Pipeline Crossing

589773.96

5772180.13

5

WTA250 Oil Pipeline Crossing

589772.94

5772183.70

6

Inflection Point 02

589760.51

5772227.06

7

Inflection Point 03

589701.04

5772569.93

8

Inflection Point 04

590063.88

5775031.70

9

Inflection Point 05

579919.22

5779006.66

10

3 Nautical Mile Limit Crossing

564879.01

5789319.76

Map of pipeline VIC/PL13 depicting as built route from Snapper platform to Commonwealth / Victorian territorial sea boundary.