ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Our staff live and work in Kaurna Country, Country of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong Boon Wurrung peoples of the Eastern Kulin Nation, Eastern Maar Country, Gunaikurnai Country and Whadjuk Nyoongar Country.
We operate key domestic energy infrastructure in the south east of the continent.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
WHERE DO WE OPERATE?
We undertake our offshore activities in the Otway and Gippsland hydrocarbon basins. These areas have significant reserves of gas below the seabed and have been critical in providing energy for south east Australia for decades.
We undertake our onshore activities at the Orbost Gas Plant and the Athena Gas Plant.
WHAT ACTIVITIES DO WE DO OFFSHORE?
We currently produce gas from subsea wells in the Otway and Gippsland Offshore Basins, and we plan to develop additional gas resources in these areas subject to regulatory certainty and approvals.
Gas Exploration & Development: We explore for gas by safely drilling deep below seabed into subsurface gas reservoirs using highly specialist vessels and technologically specific equipment. We develop gas reserves once we find them in sufficient quantities; we do this by installing subsea wells and other specialist production equipment on the seabed including pipelines which transport the gas to shore. When the gas reaches shore it is processed within a gas plant before being sent into the domestic market.
End of field life. Once a gas reservoir is depleted and the production facilities no longer have a use, the facilities are decommissioned. This typically involves removal of the facilities; alternatives can be considered but must provide equal or better environmental outcomes when compared to full removal.
We are commencing decommissioning of a legacy offshore asset in the Gippsland Basin in 2023.
WHY DO WE WORK IN THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT?
Cooper Energy find, develop and produce natural gas to help meet the energy needs of Australians. The gas we provide to the domestic market comes from deep under the seabed; this is why we work offshore.
We share the marine environment with all Australians, including coastal communities, and industries like marine tourism, renewable energy, shipping, fishing and telecommunications.