Environment plans

The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Regulations 2021 require authority holders to submit an environment plan for acceptance before any work under the authority can commence.

We publish environment plan submission details and summaries of accepted environment plans to keep stakeholders informed.

Environment plan submissions

Regulation 13 of the Regulations requires us to publish the following details of any environment plan that is submitted:

  • the name of the authority holder
  • a description of the activity or stage of the activity to which the environment plan relates
  • the location of the activity
  • details of the titleholder's nominated contact for the activity
  • the decisions (if any) made by the Minister in relation to the environment plan.

A list of currently submitted environment plans is below:

Authority holder(s)Details

Cooper Energy (CH) Pty Ltd

Peedamullah Petroleum Pty Ltd

Mitsui &P Australia Pty Ltd

Licence: VIC/PL37(V)

Activity and stage: Operation of Casino pipeline
Location: Offshore Otways
Contact: Mike Jacobsen
General Manager Projects and Operations
Cooper Energy Ltd
Level 8
70 Franklin Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Phone: 08 8100 4900
Email: mike.jacobsen@cooperenergy.com.au
Decision: Returned requiring additional information
Date returned: 07/10/2022

GB Energy (VIC) Pty Ltd

Licence: VIC/RL1(V)

Activity and stage: Drill an offshore appraisal well in Golden Beach gas field
Location: Offshore Gippsland
Steven Marshall
Chief Operating Officer
GB Energy (VIC) Pty Ltd
Phone: 0408 934 741
Email: sm@gbenergy.com.au
Decision: Accepted
Date of decision: 03/05/2023

Beach Energy (Operations) Ltd

OGOG (Otway) Pty Ltd

Beach Energy (Otway) Ltd

Licence: VIC/PL36(V)

Activity and stage: Operation of Thylacine pipeline
Location: Offshore Otways
David Ross
General Manager Victoria
Beach Energy Ltd
Level 15
150 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 08 8338 2833
Email: info@beachenergy.com.au
Decision: Under assessment
Date submitted: 6/12/2022

BHP Petroleum (Victoria) Pty Ltd

Cooper Energy (MF) Pty Ltd

Licence: VIC/PL33(V)

Activity and stage: Maintenance of Minerva pipeline
Location: Offshore Otways
Steve Jeffcote
Environment Manager
BHP Petroleum (Victoria) Pty Ltd
11 Mount Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000
Phone: 0476 665 847
Email: steve.jeffcote@woodside.com
Decision: Accepted
Date submitted: 25/01/2023

Environment plan summaries

Regulation 13E of the Regulations requires environment plan summaries to contain the following material from the accepted environment plan:

  • the location of the activity
  • a description of the receiving environment
  • a description of the activity
  • details of environmental impacts and risks
  • a summary of the control measures for the activity
  • a summary of arrangements for ongoing monitoring of the authority holder's environmental performance
  • a summary of environmental emergency response arrangements
  • details of consultation already undertaken and plans for ongoing consultation
  • details of the authority holder's nominated contact for the activity.

Summaries of accepted environment plans are available below.

Accessible versions of these documents are currently not available. Work to create an accessible version may already be in progress or an accessible version can be provided on request. Please contact us if you need further information.

Beach Energy – BassGas Pipeline Operations

Beach Energy – Black Watch 1 Drilling

Beach Energy – Halladale Black Watch Speculant Wells Operations

Beach Energy – Enterprise Well Drilling

GB Energy – Golden Beach Geophysical and Geotechnical Investigations

GB Energy - Golden Beach 2 Offshore Appraisal Drilling

Cooper Energy Sole Pipeline – Operations

Cooper Energy Patricia-Baleen Pipeline – Operations

Lattice Energy Thylacine Pipeline – Continued operations

Cooper Energy Casino Henry Netherby Pipeline – Continued operations

The CarbonNet Project – Pelican 3D Marine seismic survey

Origin Enterprise II – 3D Transition zone seismic survey

Origin Enterprise I – Seismic survey

Esso Bass Strait

BHP Billiton Minerva Operations

Tasmanian Gas

Page last updated: 20 Jun 2023