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Published Date 02 Jan 2020

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

 

Sections 226, 264 and 708

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

 

VARIATION OF PIPELINE LICENCE VIC/PL5

(HALIBUT TO SHORE OIL PIPELINE)

 

I, GRAEME ALBERT WATERS, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator, on behalf of the Commonwealth–Victoria Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority hereby vary Pipeline Licence VIC/PL5, dated 20 July 1990 (the Licence), for which:

 

BHP Billiton Petroleum (Bass Strait) Pty. Ltd.

(ABN 29 004 228 004)

 

Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd

(ABN 62 091 829 819)

 

are the registered titleholders, as set out below.

 

The variation takes effect on the day on which a notice of the variation is published in the Commonwealth 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

 

 


1.      The text of the Renewal of Pipeline Licence on Page 1 is varied by:

 

a)         deleting the words:

 

“and subject to the conditions set out hereunder, grant to -”

 

b)         deleting the words:

 

“the renewal of Pipeline Licence VIC/PL5, to have effect for a period of twenty-one (21) years from and including the 20th day of September 1989.”

 

and replacing with:

 

“the renewal of Pipeline Licence VIC/PL5, in the offshore area of Victoria, subject to:

 

a)       the conditions set out in this licence;

b)      the provisions of the Act; and

c)      the provisions of the Regulations;

 

to construct and operate a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum, of the design, size and capacity specified herein, along the route specified herein, in relation to the seabed specified herein, and to operate the pumping stations, tank stations and valve stations specified in the positions herein, to have effect from and including the 20th day of September 1989.

The licensee shall at all times comply with the provisions of the Act and Regulations (as amended from time to time).”

 

2.      The ‘INTERPRETATION’ on Page 2 of the Licence is varied by deleting the current text under the heading ‘INTERPRETATION’

 

and

 

substituting under the heading the following:

“In this document:

 

“the Act” means the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and includes any Act with which that Act is incorporated, and words used in this document have the same respective meanings as in the Act.

 

“the Regulations” means regulations made under the Act.

 

“Pipeline” has the meaning given in the Act.”

 

3.      The FIRST SCHEDULE of the Licence is varied by deleting the current text below the heading ‘FIRST SCHEDULE,’ ‘ROUTE OF PIPELINE’

 

and

 

substituting under the heading the following:

 

“The route of the Halibut A to Shore Oil Pipeline is described in the table below, and displayed in the map below, commencing at the downstream flange of the Last Valve Off (LVO) on the Halibut Platform. The pipeline proceeds towards the Marlin A Platform with minor deflections, proceeding in a straight line with minor deviations towards a point which intersects the boundary of Commonwealth offshore waters at the 3 nautical mile limit at or about Easting 567561.36 m and Northing 5791169.01 m. Coordinates are based on Geodetic Datum of Australia (GDA94).

 

ID

DESCRIPTION

EASTING

NORTHING

1

LVO Halibut Manifold

615258.03

5748494.27

2

Inflection Point 01

615254.96

5748480.49

3

HLA100 Fuel Gas Pipeline Crossing

615228.55

5748482.03

4

FTA300 Oil Pipeline Crossing

615228.18

5748482.05

5

MLA100 Fuel Gas Pipeline Crossing

612397.9

5749772.21

6

MLA300 T Connection

608156.12

5766966.66

7

TNA300 Gas Pipeline Crossing

607768.1

5768233.75

8

TNA200 Oil Pipeline Crossing

607746.76

5768269.16

9

WTN450 Gas Pipeline Crossing

607635.67

5768430.69

10

3 Nautical Mile Limit Crossing

567561.36

5791169.01

 

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

Map depicting the route of Pipeline VIC/PL5 commencing at Halibut platform and terminating at 3 nautical mile Commonwealth / Victorian territorial sea boundary.
Pipeline length is 68.876 kilometres.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4.      The SECOND SCHEDULE of the Licence is varied by:

 

a)      deleting the current text under Part I Specification, Section (A) Design

 

and

 

substituting under the heading Section (A) Design the following:

 

“The pipeline design is based on the following parameters –

(a)   one 600 mm nominal diameter pipeline for the conveyance of liquid hydrocarbons;

(b)   a flow rate of 82,673 million standard cubic metres (sm3) (0.52 million barrels (MMbbl) per day of liquid hydrocarbons;

(c)    an internal maximum design pressure of 7,300 kPag (1059 psig);

(d)   a specific gravity of 1.15 for the 600 mm weight coated pipeline (including contents);

(e)     a pipeline length of approximately 68.876 km.”

 

b)       deleting from Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, the words:

 

“The materials used in the pipeline shall meet the following specifications -”

 

c)      deleting the current text under Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, subsection (i) Steel Pipe

 

and

 

substituting under the heading subsection (i) Steel Pipe the following:

 

“The line pipe shall be in accordance with the requirements of the American Petroleum Institute Specification API Spec 5LX, 35th Edition for Grade X52 seamless pipe and Esso Australia Limited Supplemental pipe specification accompanying the pipeline licence application, and except for riser pipework, the pipeline shall have the dimensions 609.6 mm O.D. x 19.1 mm W.T., 609.6 mm O.D. x 15.88 mm W.T. and 609.6 mm O.D. x 12.7 mm W.T.

 

The said riser pipework shall be API Spec. 5LX, Grade X52 seamless pipe and have the dimensions 609.6 nun O.D. x 19.1 mm W.T.

 

d)     deleting Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, subsection (ii) Valves and Fittings

 

e)      deleting the current text under Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, subsection (iii) Protective Coating:

 

and

 

substituting under the heading subsection (iii) Protective Coating the following:

“The line pipe shall be protected by a coating of 3.2 mm Coal Tar Enamel spirally wrapped with one ply of 6.81 kg (15 lb) coal tar saturated wrap and in accordance with the Esso Australia Limited Protective Coatings Specifications accompanying the original pipeline licence application.

 

The riser is protected by 12.7 mm thick carbon steel and a 5 mm thick Monel sleeve.

 

Protection of the riser pipework shall be maintained with a coating in accordance with the coating Specification No. 4.3 – Protective Coatings for Onshore Plants, Offshore Platforms and other Marine Structures.”

 

f)       amending the numbering of Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, subsection (iii) Protective Coating to be:

 

“(ii) Protective Coating”

 

g)      amending the numbering of Part I Specification, Section (B) Materials of Construction, subsection (iv) Weight Coating to be:

 

“(iii) Weight Coating”

 

h)      deleting Part I Specification, Section (C) Connection to Pipeline, Pipeline Scraper Sender

 

i)        amending the numbering of Part I Specification, Section (D) Cathodic Protection to be:

 

“(C) Cathodic Protection”

 

j)        deleting Part I Specification, Section (E) Pressure Control

 

k)      deleting all of Part II Further Conditions, Sections (A) to (E).

 

The rest of the Second Schedule remains as stated in the licence instrument dated 20 July 1990.

 

The variation takes effect on the day on which a notice of the variation is published in the Commonwealth Government Gazette.

 

Made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
of the Commonwealth of Australia