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Santos Limited is proposing to conduct the Archer 3D Marine Seismic Survey activity in Commonwealth Waters approximately 102 km north of Port Hedland in WA. The survey will be acquired in a window between 1 February and 31 July 2021 or 1 February and 31 July 2022. The total survey duration with contingency time is 43 days.

An environment plan (EP) for the activity has been prepared in accordance with the regulation administered by NOPSEMA under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. A comment period is open until 18 December 2020 providing the public with an opportunity to submit a comment in relation to the EP. To submit a comment or for further information about the activity, go to NOPSEMAs website at:  https://info.nopsema.gov.au/home/open_for_comment

GLNG has applied to the Department of Environment and Science to amend the Environmental Authority (EA) that authorises operations at the GLNG Facility on Curtis Island.

The EA amendment application seeks to include clear limits on the frequency and duration of visible smoke allowed from the GLNG facility during maintenance, shutdowns and plant upsets.

The limits being applied for are consistent with those for similar LNG facilities operating in the region.

The EA amendment application is supported by air quality modelling which show that visible smoke released during flaring events does not adversely impact air quality in the region.

Clarity on flaring limits

To bring GLNG in line with other LNG facilities operating in the region, GLNG’s EA amendment application asks for visible smoke flaring to occur:

  • No more than 7 hours per annum; and
  • No more than 14 times per annum; and
  • No more than 30 minutes per flaring event but up to a maximum 90 minutes when a flaring event must be done during daylight to ensure the safety of workers and the safe operation of the GLNG facility

GLNG’s EA amendment application is not intended to increase the levels of flaring activity at the GLNG facility. Santos GLNG is continuously improving its operating procedures to safely reduce visible smoke flaring to the maximum extent possible.

You may make a submission about the application during the submission period, which is until 17 December 2020, inclusive. See the Public Notice for instructions on how to make a submission.

For enquiries about the application contact the community hotline on 1800 761 113 or via email at community@santos.com or the Department of Environment and Science on 1300 130 372.

In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 29 April 2020, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) an Application to Amend Environmental Authority EPPG00407213. The application seeks a change to the scale and intensity of the activities on PL 80.

You may make a submission about the application during the submission period, which is until 2 December 2020, inclusive. See the Public Notice for instructions on how to make a submission.

View the Public Notice here

View the Application Form here

View the Supporting Information Report including Appendices A and B here

View the Supporting Information Appendix C here

View the Supporting Information Appendix D volume 1 here and volume 2 here

View the Response to Information Request here

In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 30 October 2019, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) an Application to Amend Environmental Authority EPPG00928713. The application relates to a proposed increase in boron levels associated with authorised releases of treated produced water to the Dawson River at the approximate proximity of latitude -25.708261 and longitude 149.145778. The proposed boron levels have been derived in accordance with the Australian and New Zealand Guidelines for Fresh and Marine Water Quality (ANZG 2018).

You may make a submission about the application during the submission period, which is until 23 March 2020, inclusive. See the Public Notice for instructions on how to make a submission.

View the Public Notice here.
View the Application Form here.
View the Supporting Information Report here.

In accordance with Condition 3 of the EPBC approval, on 22 May 2020 Santos lodged with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the Coniston/Novara Field Development Project annual compliance report (2019/2020) for EPBC 2011/5995, along with other documents published in accordance with the Coniston/Novara approval conditions.

As required by the Capacity Trading Reforms legislated under the National Gas (South Australia) Act 2008, and the associated Operational Transportation Service Code, Santos has published an OTSA for the Ballera Compression Facility which reflects current operational practices.

The OTSA is comprised of:

  • The Form of Agreement, view the document here.
  • The Facility Specific Terms, view the document here.
  • Sections 3 and 4 of the Code, view the Code here.

In accordance with the requirements of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012, Santos Ltd lodged its annual compliance report on 24 July 2020. A copy of the report can be found here.

As required by the Gas Day Harmonisation under the National Gas Rules, attached is the Santos – Gas Day Harmonisation Transition Plan.

The Darwin LNG plant at Wickham Point operates under Environment Protection Licence 217 (EPL).

Comprehensive environmental impact assessments were undertaken for both Bayu-Undan field development and Darwin LNG plant before they were established:

Further information on the Environmental Management Programme for Darwin LNG during initial construction:

Bayu-Undan to Darwin Gas Export Pipeline

DLNG to PWC Pipeline

The DLNG to PWC Pipeline is a non-scheme transmission pipeline under the National Gas Rules, owned and operated by Darwin LNG.

Darwin LNG Transition Work Program

 

Darwin LNG has a 24-hour community hotline: 1800 267 600. Please call this number if you have any safety or environmental concerns relating to the facility.