Beach Energy supplies natural gas for the ongoing needs of Victorian homes, business and industry, through production at the Otway Gas Plant near Port Campbell and the Lang Lang Gas Plant, 80kms south-east of Melbourne CBD.

Beach successfully drilled one exploration well and six production wells in the Otway Basin offshore Commonwealth permits over the past four years. Four production wells have been connected and are now producing gas for the east coast market, with two remaining wells still to be connected.

Beach is continuing its commitment to supply natural gas to the east coast domestic market and has commenced planning for the Offshore Gas Victoria (OGV) Project to deliver the next phases of exploration and development.

The OGV Project is planning activities across several phases and remains subject to a final investment decision. As planning progresses, project timings and final scope will be confirmed and updated in our communications. The second stage of the OGV Project is Drilling activities and Plug & Abandonment activities.

Consultation for the purpose of completing the Drilling and Plug & Abandonment Environment Plan (EP) has now finished. The EP was submitted to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a completeness check. It was published on NOPSEMA's website for public comment from 28 February 2024 until 28 March 2024. In accordance with the regulations, the public was invited to comment on the EP.

Public comment periods provide an opportunity for community members to raise issues about environmental management matters that have not yet been considered in an EP. To be considered a relevant issue or key matter, a comment must relate to the information contained in the EP. Following this period, NOPSEMA assesses the EP.