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NOPSEMA accepts Shell Crux offshore project proposal

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The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted an offshore project proposal (OPP) from Shell Australia to develop the Crux gas field in the Browse Basin, off the north coast of Western Australia.

Consisting of a platform and five production wells, the proposed Crux development would connect to the Prelude FLNG facility via a 165 km export pipeline.

This announcement follows a thorough and careful assessment process of almost two years. In line with statutory timeframes, this has included a public comment process and consideration of all feedback.

The Crux development is subject to further regulatory approvals prior to proceeding, including an accepted environment plan, a well operations management plan, and facility safety case. All required regulatory approvals must be in place before activity can begin.

A statement of reasons and final OPP document will be published by NOPSEMA within 10 days of the acceptance decision, in accordance with the regulatory requirements.

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