Woodside’s Gemtree offshore drilling plan open for comment

The Australian offshore safety regulator NOPSEMA has invited public comments for Woodside’s proposed Gemtree-A well drilling program.

Gemtree-A location; Image: NOPSEMA

NOPSEMA said that the drilling proposal for the offshore well was submitted on Monday, February 24.

Under the proposal, Woodside’s subsidiary – Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd – proposed to drill a single exploration well, named Gemtree-A, within Permit Area WA-49-L.

The proposed Gemtree-A Well is located in Commonwealth waters in the Barrow sub-basin, about 142 kilometers off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.

The closest landfall to the well location is the Montebello Islands, which are about 55 kilometers southeast and 47 kilometers to the Montebello Island Marine Park.

The proposed activity will involve drilling, formation evaluation, and permanent abandonment of one well. The well will be drilled using a moored semi-submersible mobile drilling unit with two or three vessels supporting the MODU during drilling activities.

According to the proposal, drilling of the exploration well is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2020 and take about 50 days to complete.

The timing of the start and duration of these activities is subject to change due to project schedule requirements, rig and vessel availability, unforeseen circumstances, and the weather.


Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email.

Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product, or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.

Share this article

Follow Offshore Energy Today

Events>

<< Apr 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Navingo Career Event

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime…

read more >

Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) 2020 Postponed

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) showcases leading-edge technology for offshore drilling, exploration…

read more >

OWI APAC 2020

Over the two-day conference, 30 expert speakers will share exclusive insight to help drive well work efficiencies through innovative…

read more >

2020 EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION STANDARDS CONFERENCE ON OILFIELD EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS

The development of consensus standards is one of API’s oldest and most successful programs.

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of OffshoreEnergyToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply