In late 2019, MMA was contracted by AGR Australia to provide a towing scope of work for the Noble Tom Prosser drilling rig in support of the CarbonNet Project located off the coast of Victoria.
Supported by our vessels, the MMA Coral (AHTS), MMA Leeuwin (PSV) and with adhoc rig move support by MMA Vision (AHTS), the Noble Tom Presser rig was towed safely out of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay towards its final destination in the Bass Strait, arriving on 1 December 2019.
With the project’s drilling activity managed by AGR Australia, MMA’s vessels continued to support the drilling of a single well at the Pelican site in the Bass Strait for a total of approximately 45 days.
The CarbonNet project is run by the Victorian Government and aims to assess the viability of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) – the capture of carbon emissions released by industrial processes and subsequently storing these emissions underground. The success implementation of this project has the potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions for Victoria and help address climate change.