Connection August 2022

Welcome to the August 2022 edition of Connection


Connection August 2022

As operator of some of Australia’s oldest oil and gas fields, Esso Australia is committed to decommissioning our Bass Strait offshore facilities safely and effectively.

We have substantial experience in safely and effectively decommissioning facilities to achieve positive outcomes across the globe, and we are excited to be part of Australia’s growing decommissioning industry.

In this edition of Connection you can read about how we are progressing through our decommissioning process and the options we have identified and are proposing for the for the final stage stages of our non-producing offshore platforms.

You can also review some spectacular video footage obtained through an offshore environmental survey which showcases the unique ecosystem and marine life teeming around our structures and get to know how our Decommissioning Manager, Richard Perry is applying his wealth of global knowledge to our Australian decommissioning operations.

As we continue to plan for decommissioning our non-producing facilities, we are working with relevant stakeholders to find solutions that balance environmental impacts and benefits with the needs of the community and regulatory requirements. Anyone interested in reviewing our current plans for steel piled jackets can access our Environmental Plan report and provide comment via NOPSEMA’s consultation hub.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Connection.

In this edition

Maintaining our thriving ecosystem as we plan for decommissioning

In this video, Decommissioning SSHE Lead, Louise Mayboehm, showcases the thriving prosperous and unique marine environment surrounding our offshore platforms in the Bass Strait.

Decommissioning in Bass Strait

Progress update on the decommissioning of our Bass Strait offshore facilities

Esso Australia commences technical tender for Bass Strait decommissioning

MELBOURNE, Australia – Esso Australia Pty Ltd (‘Esso Australia’, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd and operator of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture) announced today that it has commenced a technical tender process for decommissioning of a number of its facilities in Bass Strait.

Global knowledge leading decommissioning in the Gippsland basin

Richard’s adventurous international career brings him back to where it all began

Esso Australia Wells team reaches new milestone

In this video, Esso Australia Wells Engineering Supervisor, Sarah Robertson, shares an update on the work recently completed to remove conductors from the Kingfish B and Mackerel platforms in Bass Strait.

Efficiencies advance and safety excels across Esso Australia’s Wells team

The Wells team work together to implement key lessons from their early decommissioning work