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Administered by: Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Published Date 04 Mar 2021

 

Commonwealth of Australia

OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2006

PROHIBITION OF ENTRY INTO A PETROLEUM SAFETY ZONE

 

 

I, Jeremy Dunster, a representative of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority [NOPSEMA], pursuant to section 616 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, hereby prohibit all vessels other than vessels under the control of Beach Energy (Operations) Limited and vessels operated by authorised persons who are exercising powers under Division 5 of Part 6.6 of the above Act from entering or being present in the area of the safety zone without the consent in writing of NOPSEMA. 

This petroleum safety zone extends to a distance of 500 metres, measured from each point of the outer edge of the wells known as:

Name

Distance

Latitude

(hh:mm:ss.ss) GDA94 Datum

Longitude

(hh:mm:ss.ss) GDA94 Datum

Thylacine North -1

S00m

-39:12:30.600

142:52:29.700

Thylacine North - 2

500m

-39:12:17.040

142:51:33.420

Thylacine West -1

500m

-39:13:20.300

142:50:19.100

Thylacine West - 2

Same as Thylacine West-1,
co-located within 16m.

 

 

*Note: the above are GDA94 coordinates.

The safety zone will be valid from 1 April 2021 until revoked by notice published in the gazette.

Where an unauthorised vessel enters or remains in the safety zone specified in contravention of this notice, the owner and the person in command or in charge of the vessel are each guilty of an offence against Section 616 of the Act and are punishable, upon conviction, by imprisonment for a term:

  • not exceeding 15 years if the breach is determined as intentional.
  • not exceeding 12.5 years if the breach is determined as recklessness.
  • not exceeding 10 years if the breach is determined as negligence.
  • not exceeding 5 years if the breach is determined as an offence of strict liability.

Dated this 2nd day of March 2021.

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

Jeremy Dunster - Manager, Assessment and Inspection

Pursuant to the Instrument of delegation dated 17 December 2020

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority