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 email@example.com or the Department of Environment and Science on 1300 130 372.
In accordance with Conditions 3 and 7 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 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:
- Vol I – Environmental Management Programme Overview and Compliance Audit Register
- Vol II – Construction Environmental Management Programme
- Vol IV – Darwin LNG Operations Environmental Management Plan
Bayu-Undan to Darwin Gas Export Pipeline
- Production cessation fact sheet
- Environment Plan – commercial fisheries information sheet
- Environment Plan renewal – notice of consultation (December 2017)
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.
An Offshore Project Proposal (OPP) has been prepared in accordance with the Australian Government’s environmental assessment process for a new petroleum project in Commonwealth waters.
Barossa Development Drilling and Completions
- Barossa Development Drilling and Completions Campaign Environment Plan – Notice of Consultation (June 2019)
- Barossa Development Drilling and Completions FAQs