In early 2020, Beach drilled the offshore Enterprise exploration well using Extended Reach Drilling (ERD) technology from an onshore drill pad. The Enterprise-1 exploration well was successfully completed in December 2020 and testing and assessment of the well delivered a positive result which will help ensure the continued supply of raw gas to the Otway Gas Plant, for processing and supply to the Australian domestic natural gas market. Beach is now planning for the construction of a new pipeline to flow the gas to the Otway Gas Plant near Port Campbell.
The proposed Enterprise pipeline, approximately 12km long and 200-300mm in diameter, is planned to be constructed alongside the existing Otway Raw Gas Pipeline (PL250) for the majority of its length.
In order to design the pipeline for safe construction and operations and to develop the plans required to minimise impacts on the environment, both during construction and operations, Beach commenced consultations early, before we fully assessed commercial viability of the first Enterprise well. To learn more about the pipeline route and location, and other project information, download the information sheet by clicking the button below.
Pipeline Consultation Plan
As a pre-license condition, the Pipelines Act 2005 (Vic) (the Pipelines Act) specifies the requirement for a Minister-approved Pipeline Consultation Plan (PCP) prior to Beach commencing activities compatible with the Pipelines Act, such as serving Notice of intention to enter land for survey and Notice of Pipeline Corridor.
The purpose of the PCP is to demonstrate how Beach will consult with stakeholders, landowners and occupiers about the proposed pipeline. The PCP should also demonstrate how Beach will meet the consultation requirements laid out in the legislation. The Minister-approved PCP is provided to all impacted landowners and occupiers. To view the PCP, click the button below.
THE REGULATORY PROCESS
The primary legislation required for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of the proposed Enterprise pipeline are the Pipelines Act 2005 (Pipelines Act) and the Pipeline Regulations 2017 (Pipelines Regulations).
For landowners, occupiers and other stakeholders seeking more detail around regulatory approvals, click here.
information for landowners and occupiers
For landowners, occupiers and other stakeholders seeking information around private land access agreements, notices, and easement acquisition, click here.
Energy supply and demand
The Project will help meet and balance the increasing demand for supply of natural gas in the Australian east coast gas market.
Local employment and economic spend
Construction of the pipeline will provide opportunity for local employment, including the engagement of subcontractors. During planning and construction there will be a requirement for local accommodation, meals, supplies and other expenditure by the Project team within Port Campbell and the south west Victorian region. Continued supply of gas to the Otway Gas Plant will ensure the viability of the plant as a source of local jobs into the future.
ENQUIRIES AND FEEDBACK
For further information or enquiries on the Enterprise Project, please contact the Community Relations team:
Ph: 1800 797 011