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In accordance with Conditions 3 and 7 of the EPBC approval, on 3 May 2021 Santos lodged with the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, the Coniston/Novara Field Development Project annual compliance report (2020/2021) 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 4 August 2021. Copies of the report and data appendices 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.

In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 29 January 2021, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) a site-specific Environmental Authority application for Petroleum Lease (PL) 1059.

You may make a submission about the application during the submission period, which is from 21 April 2021 to 18 May 2021, 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 – C here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix D here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix E here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix F here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix G here
  • View the response to Information Request Notice here

In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 22 March 2021, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) a site-specific Environmental Authority application for Petroleum Lease (PL) 1055.

  • View the Application Form here
  • View the Supporting Information Report (including Appendices A, B and E) here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix C here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix D here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix F here: Vol 1 and Vol 2

In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Protection Act 1994, on 11 May 2021, Santos lodged with the Department of Environment and Science (DES) a site-specific Environmental Authority application for Petroleum Lease (PL) 1058.

  • View the Application Form here
  • View the Supporting Information Report (including Appendices A, B and F) here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix C here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix D here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix E here
  • View the Supporting Information Appendix G here: Vol 1 and Vol 2

Santos Limited is proposing to conduct the Petrel Sub-basin SW 3D Marine Seismic Survey activity in Commonwealth Waters approximately 28 km north-east from the Western Australian coastline and 80 km north-west from the Northern Territory coastline.

The survey would be acquired in a window between 1 December 2021 and 31 March 2022 or 1 December 2022 and 31 March 2023. The total survey duration with contingency time is 100 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 16 August 2021 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 NOPSEMA’s website at: https://consultation.nopsema.gov.au/.

Open for public comment from 20/08/2021 – 29/10/2021

Santos and its joint venture partner, Carnarvon Petroleum are proposing to develop the Dorado field, located approximately 143 kilometres north of Port Hedland in Western Australia.

The Dorado development will consist of an initial phase of liquids production with all gas reinjected to optimise liquids recovery ahead of a future phase of gas export. The project area extends across petroleum titles WA-437-P and WA-438-P, and Santos is the Operator of both leases.

The development concept includes a wellhead platform (WHP), a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility and subsea flowlines and umbilicals between the WHP and the FPSO, all located in Commonwealth waters.

Santos is pleased to advise that the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has released the Dorado Development Offshore Project Proposal (Dorado OPP) for public comment.

The Dorado OPP has been prepared by Santos, in accordance with the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 administered by NOPSEMA under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.

The OPP is prepared during a project’s early design phase and considers all potential environmental impacts and risks over the project’s life-cycle. It provides an assessment of the acceptability of the project at this early stage and will deliver environmental outcomes equivalent to the assessment process under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act).

The OPP process regulated by NOPSEMA includes the opportunity for interested members of the public to comment on the project during its early development stage.

Acceptance of an OPP by NOPSEMA does not mean a project can proceed. Acceptance provides approval for the subsequent submission of separate Environment Plans (EPs) for project activities for assessment and acceptance by NOPSEMA.

The OPP and all supporting appendices are now available for public comment on the NOPSEMA website at https://consultation.nopsema.gov.au/environment-division/dorado-development-offshore-project-proposal/. Further information on Santos and the Dorado Project is available at www.santos.com.

The public are now invited to make written submissions from 20/08/21 to 29/10/21.

Please refer to the NOPSEMA website for information on how to provide comment.

Conditions 28 and 28A of EPBC Approval 2012-6615 for the Santos Gas Field Development Project, requires the publication of the approved: