Long Island Point Plant Update
ExxonMobil Australia recently received the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) 2023 Workplace Development Award for our innovative apprenticeship program. Tom Mutimer, a fourth-generation ExxonMobil Australia team member and apprentice, joined the ExxonMobil Australia Chair, Dylan Pugh, on stage to accept the award. Tom’s great grandfather worked on Glomar 3, the drillship that discovered the first ever ExxonMobil discovery in the Gippsland Basin, the Barracouta field.
Since its inception in 2018, the program has hired and trained 74 apprentices and trainees across ExxonMobil Australia’s worksites in Gippsland. It’s great to see such young talent being guided by our highly skilled and knowledgeable team members to thrive within our workplace.
In June, we received the necessary permit approvals to allow construction to commence on our Hastings Generation Project (HGP). The HGP facility will turn excess ethane from our Long Island Point Plant into valuable electricity and reduce the need for flaring, allowing Esso to continue maintaining our reliable supply of natural gas to the East Coast of Australia.
Our next community consultation session will be held on Thursday, 10 August. I look forward to meeting the community and discussing more about our operations. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please reach out to me at communityANZ@exxonmobil.com.