Decommissioning options for Bass Strait

Steel jackets and monotower platforms: June 2022 update

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 jacket platforms, two are concrete gravity structures and two are monotowers. There is also one steel jacket riser access tower. 

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

More information on our decommissioning plans and progress is available