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Woodside’s Julimar project under assessment

Woodside Energy has submitted an environment plan (EP) to the Australian regulator for the continued operation of a petroleum pipeline in the Julimar field, Western Australia.

The company is the operator of the Julimar field production system, located in Commonwealth water about 160km north-west of Dampier and is adjacent to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone platform.

Outlined in the EP, the operation of the Julimar field production system includes: Julimar and Brunello wells (up to 14 wells); inspection, monitoring, maintenance and repair (IMMR) during operations; and start-up activities for Julimar development phase two.

The EP has been prepared as part of the requirements under the environment regulations, as administered by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).

In accordance with the requirements of Regulation 19 of the environment regulations, Woodside has submitted a revision of the Julimar operations EP to NOPSEMA at least 14 days before the end of the five-year period from the original acceptance.

The Julimar Field production system commenced production in 2016 and operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Woodside has advised NOPSEMA that the Julimar and Brunello fields are predicted to remain active during the life of this EP, which is five years.

The scope of the EP includes the start-up of the Julimar development phase two wells and infrastructure and operations of the wells and subsea infrastructure up to the fire weld upstream of the tie-in spool to the subsea isolation valve on the Julimar and Brunello flowlines.

The Julimar-Brunello fields are located on the North West Shelf, approximately 180 km west-north-west off Dampier, Western Australia.