Barossa Area Development Offshore Project Proposal (Barossa OPP)
ConocoPhillips and its co-venturers SK E&S Australia Pty Ltd and Santos Offshore Pty Ltd are proposing to develop discovered hydrocarbon resources located offshore about 300 kilometres north of Darwin, Northern Territory.
Barossa is an offshore gas and light condensate project that proposes to provide a new source of gas to the existing Darwin LNG facility, subject to suitable commercial arrangements being put in place.
As Operator of the Barossa Project, ConocoPhillips believes Barossa is a leading candidate to backfill the existing Darwin LNG facility from 2023 when the existing offshore gas supply from Bayu-Undan is expected to be exhausted.
As DLNG Operator, ConocoPhillips also continues to progress discussions on other potential backfill options.
The Barossa Project represents a further multi-billion-dollar investment that would help meet future global demand for natural gas and contribute significant income and employment opportunities.
It would ensure ConocoPhillips continues to play a key role in building the economies of Darwin, the Northern Territory and Australia for many years to come.
The development concept includes a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) facility, subsea production system, and a gas export pipeline, all located in Commonwealth waters.
An Offshore Project Proposal (OPP) has been prepared by ConocoPhillips in accordance with the Australian government’s environmental assessment process for a new petroleum project in Commonwealth waters.
The OPP process is conducted and regulated by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). The process included a formal public comment period allowing interested members of the public the opportunity to comment on the project during its early development stage. NOPSEMA published the OPP on its website with details of how to make a submission and issued a formal notification to its information service subscribers on 13 July 2017 announcing commencement of the public comment period.
The length of the public comment period was determined by NOPSEMA, and was set for an eight-week period from Thursday, 13 July, to Wednesday, 6 September 2017.
Now that the public comment period has finished, the OPP is being updated and will be assessed by NOPSEMA. The OPP document made available during the public comment period is available below.
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 to NOPSEMA for assessment and acceptance. Only after an EP has been accepted by NOPSEMA, can that activity commence.
If you have further enquiries or wish to clarify information in the OPP you can contact ConocoPhillips at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Barossa OPP can also be viewed by sections and appendices below.
The Barossa Project will continue to be in the early project phase for the remainder of 2017.
Supply chain or vendor enquiries related to the Project should be directed to email@example.com
Interested companies will be provided future information, when finalised, on opportunities for the supply of goods and services. Further information on current opportunities is available at the Supply Chain section of this website.