18 June 2018
Long Island Point Plant has achieved significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by upgrading its dynamic matrix control (DMC) system.
7 June 2018
An Esso/BHP Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) contribution has provided much-needed support for the emergency department at Sale Hospital.
4 June 2018
ExxonMobil Australia has a long and proud history of assisting local community groups near our operational sites.
24 May 2018
ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen dropped into Sale to welcome the Longford Plants’ new apprentices on Thursday 17 May.
The changing nature of Gippsland’s gas business has raised the bar for the Production Operations team. Unprecedented gas demand and the increasing sour gas (high in CO2) proportion of feedstock presents challenges for the Longford Plants.
23 May 2018
The outstanding efforts of three students from the University of Melbourne were recognised this month when they were awarded the ExxonMobil Australia Award for Excellence at a presentation event in Melbourne.
15 May 2018
Students in the Wellington Shire area now have access to new flexible online learning opportunities with the successful roll-out of EduCloud.
14 May 2018
The first quarter of 2018 saw the team at Longford successfully undertake a shutdown of Gas Plant 3.
10 May 2018
Our Gippsland operations are like a massive chemistry set – a labyrinth of pipelines, process machinery, heaters, coolers, valves and vessels.
9 April 2018
Training for the offshore platforms’ survival capsules – commonly called Bruckers – is a bit more challenging these days thanks to new virtual reality technology.
4 April 2018
With demand for gas never higher, our Longford plants have been operating at record levels for over two years. The fact that we have been able to maintain these production levels year-round is a testament to the amazing team at Longford, from the operators right down to the apprentices.
ExxonMobil Australia has demonstrated its support for women in the workplace, participating in a number of International Women’s Day events in March.
The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) has supported Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week again in 2018.
8 March 2018
ExxonMobil Australia is bolstering its capabilities in Victoria with a range of new positions being filled across its Longford, Long Island Point and Altona sites.
The 2017/2018 ExxonMobil Australia Vacation Student program wrapped up in mid-February with the company bidding farewell to a select group of high-performing students from universities across Australia.
14 Feb. 2018
ExxonMobil's volunteer programs demonstrate the commitment and emphasis the organisation places on giving back to the community.
8 Feb. 2018
A Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) contribution to South Gippsland Hospital has funded the purchase of a new Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine for use in the urgent care clinic.
Esso will be conducting a test of the Long Island Point plant emergency shutdown systems on 23 January 2018.
11 Jan. 2018
Raising awareness of pharmaceutical misuse
4 Jan. 2018
In 2017, the team on Halibut platform achieved the remarkable safety feat of ten years without a reportable safety incident. The milestone involved around 700,000 hours of work.
Following another record year of production from our Longford Plants, ExxonMobil has been meeting unprecedented east coast gas demand by increasing our production well above our historical levels.
23 Nov. 2017
On Thursday 23 November, students from Yarragon Primary School visited Mt Worth National Park in Victoria to learn about the lifecycle of plants and forests.
On 14 and 15 November, Esso together with the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) participated in a joint oil spill response exercise in Lakes Entrance, Victoria.
14 Nov. 2017
On 14 November, Kim Hahn, Long Island Point Plant Manager and Nathan Pastor, from our Medical and Occupational Health team attended the Frankston Hospital to celebrate 25 years of partnership.
7 Nov. 2017
A recent Newfocus phone survey has found that 75 percent of people in Gippsland rated Esso’s operations favourably while more than 85 percent believed that Esso's operations benefit the local community.
3 Nov. 2017
On Friday 3 November, the Southern Peninsula Network Science Fair hosted over 600 grade 5 and 6 students from a range of local schools in the Southern Mornington Peninsula area to showcase different science and technology programs and equipment.
On Tuesday, 31 October, Esso, in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, Latrobe City Council and VicHealth, was proud to support the official launch of Latrobe Valley Flexible Learning Option’s new urban garden as part of the Green Valley Gardens initiative.
Our business is very much in the limelight at the moment due to the increased importance of gas in meeting our overall energy needs. As a result of concerns regarding the gas supply outlook for Australia’s east coast domestic market, we are getting a lot of questions about our Gippsland operations. Here are answers to some of the common questions...
On 19 October 2017, Esso Australia was thrilled to receive the Melvin Jones Fellowship on behalf of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture from the Lions Clubs of Sale.
18 Oct. 2017
Over the last 24 months, our Gippsland operations have been able to do the heavy lifting to meet unprecedented east coast gas demand by increasing our production well above our forecast levels.
On 1 October 2017, the first crude oil arrived at our Long Island Point facility in Hastings through our new $400 million pipeline from Longford.
Esso Australia Pty Ltd (Esso) has been undertaking a range of environmental investigations across the Longford Plants (including on surrounding landholdings) to investigate the occurrence of a group of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or “PFAS”).
50 years after we received Australia’s first offshore production licence, we are actively pursuing new gas development opportunities in Bass Strait.
On Monday 25 September 2017, a team from Baw Baw Shire Council, the Warragul Urban Landcare group, Landcare Australia and Esso braved the elements to undertake planting works at Moroka Reserve, a four-hectare reserve on Baw Baw Shire Council land in Warragul.
ExxonMobil Australia, through its subsidiary Esso, has been an active member of the Gippsland community since oil and gas first flowed from our offshore Bass Strait operations in the 1960s.
ExxonMobil Australia has signed up to the Australian Taxation Office’s voluntary Tax Transparency Code (TTC).
David Anderson, Esso Australia’s Longford Plants Manager, stepped out of his safety boots and into the classroom at Rosedale Primary School for the 17th annual Principal for a Day (PFAD) event.
Hundreds of Gippsland students have discovered first-hand the possibilities of science during a special science day at Seaspray beach.
Riggs, a juvenile Grey-headed Flying-fox, turned up on Kingfish B platform in Bass Strait after a cold winter storm recently and is now safe and well in the loving care of Joey and Bat Sanctuary (JABS) in Melbourne.
ExxonMobil joined with members of the Bipartisan Friendship Group of Men’s Sheds at Parliament House in Canberra for the official launch of the 2017 Men’s Shed Week.
ExxonMobil congratulates the winners of the 2017 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.
On Monday, 14 August, the Treasurer Scott Morrison launched a first-of-its-kind report from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) detailing the deep benefits of the US-Australia investment relationship.
The 100th cargo of LNG left the Gorgon Project in Western Australia at the end of June marking a milestone for one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource development in Australia’s history.
ExxonMobil Australia has partnered with Kidsafe Victoria to support its new community support centre at the Monash Children’s Hospital.
ExxonMobil, with the support of Wellington Shire Council and the Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, brought Opera Australia’s Schools Tour production of The Magic Flute to Sale recently.
The greatest challenge facing the future of Bass Strait gas is the size of the remaining discovered undeveloped fields.
27 July 2017
Esso, on behalf of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, is helping to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists by investing over $80,000 into local primary and secondary schools.
Esso has a long and proud history in the Gippsland area spanning over five decades. In that time, as part of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture with BHP Billiton, we have invested billions of dollars into developing the infrastructure required to meet the energy needs of Australian households and businesses.
6 July 2017
The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) has partnered with Landcare Australia in support of a conservation project in the Mount Worth State Park.
4 July 2017
The demand for natural gas on Australia’s east coast has reached record highs just as the major Bass Strait fields it has relied on for decades approach the end of their productive lives.
For almost half a century ExxonMobil has been successfully operating the Long Island Point (LIP) Plant near Hastings on the shore of the environmentally sensitive Western Port Bay.
ExxonMobil is committed to working cooperatively and openly with stakeholders and communities where we operate. The survey, undertaken every three years, aims to identify community awareness and perceptions of our operations. These insights help us to better understand and respond to local issues or concerns.
Hastings is all prepared to launch a community vegetable garden thanks, in part, to a team of volunteers from Esso.
Due to an operational issue at one of our customer’s facilities, Esso will need to flare excess gas through its Long Island Point plant in Hastings.
Two dead trees on the trench line for the new Longford Liquids Pipeline were found to be home to a diverse community of birds.
As part of International Women’s Day celebrations, Esso's Long Island Point Plant Manager, Kim Hahn, hosted a table of female students at Peninsula Rotary Clubs' International Women’s Day breakfast.
Developing an understanding of science and how things work is starting early at Loch Sport Primary School.
From 28 January 2017, Esso will be conducting scheduled maintenance work on one of Long Island Point Plant’s main process units.
With a focus on science, Hastings Primary School, with support from Esso and BHP Billiton, has taken the traditional classroom outside to develop its students’ understanding of many aspects of the environment.
David Anderson, Esso Australia’s Longford Plants Manager, stepped out of his safety boots and into the classroom at Longford Primary School for the 16th annual Principal For A Day event on 8 September 2016.
Rangers from the Phillip Island Nature Parks’ Education team were delighted to have shared their ‘Chirpy Chicks’ penguin program recently with 173 students in the Gippsland region thanks to support from ExxonMobil Australia.
Esso is currently replacing the 187 kilometre pipeline that transports crude oil and condensate between Longford and Long Island Point. The project is progressing well with 130 kilometres of the 187 kilometre pipeline route now installed.
As construction of the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant (GCP) progresses and we advance start up planning, the GCP project team has been focusing on emergency response preparedness activities with our employees and key external stakeholders.
On 17 June 2016, Esso was proud to attend the opening of new BBQ facilities at the Tyabb Central Reserve, near our Long Island Point facility in Victoria.
ExxonMobil Australia is proud to be involved in the launch of an exciting new environmental project in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia.
On 15 March 2016 students from a range of schools and kindergartens across the Mornington Peninsula descended on Briars Historic Park in Mount Martha for the launch of the annual Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week.
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