Decommissioning options for Bass Strait

Steel pile jackets and monotower platforms

Decommissioning options for Bass Strait

As the operator of some of Australia’s most mature oil and gas fields, Esso is committed to decommissioning our Bass Strait offshore facilities safely and effectively. While we plan for decommissioning, we continue to focus on safely shutting-down facilities as they reach the end of their productive life, and ensuring they stay safe throughout the entire decommissioning process. 

Esso operates 19 platforms, five subsea facilities, 34 primary licensed pipelines and eight secondary licensed pipelines. Of the 19 platforms - 15 are steel pile jacket platforms, two are concrete gravity structures and two are monotowers. There is also one steel pile jacket riser access tower. 

In this document, you can review the options being considered for decommissioning the first group of our steel pile jackets and the two monotower platforms.


More information on our decommissioning plans and progress is available
here.