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Safety milestone for Halibut

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.

Kipper Tuna Turrum

Going back for future Bass Strait gas

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.

worker on stairway of offshore platform

Community applauds Esso’s operations

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.

Esso sponsors 2017 Southern Peninsula Network Science Fair

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.

Improving education outcomes for Morwell youth through gardening

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.

Longford Gas Conditioning Plant

East coast gas supply Q&As

by Richard J Owen

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...

Lions Club

Over Four Decades of Serving with Pride

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.

Offshore platform

Key gas fields nearing end, but news not all bad

18 Oct. 2017 by Richard J Owen

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.


PFAS investigations at Longford Plants 

Esso has been undertaking a range of environmental investigations across the Longford Plants (including on our surrounding landholdings) to investigate the occurrence of a group of chemicals known as PFAS (per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or “PFAS”).


Back in the hunt for Gippsland gas

by Richard J Owen

50 years after we received Australia’s first offshore production licence, we are actively pursuing new gas development opportunities in Bass Strait.

Happy ending for Riggs’ offshore adventure

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.

The US-Australia investment relationship

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.

100th cargo sails into a growing market

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.

New lease on life for Barry Beach Marine Terminal

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.

The gas market turning point

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.

Monitoring LIP’s impact on the environment

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 Australia community survey

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 Primary School takes the classroom outdoors

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 Principal For A Day 2016

It’s back to school for Esso’s David Anderson

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.

Penguins spotted in Gippsland classrooms

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.

LLP  groundbreaking

Esso Pipeline Replacement Project - August 2016 update

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.

MP schools environment week

Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week

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.