18 April 2019
The latest edition of the Longford Plants community bulletin is available now.
16 April 2019
A highly skilled team of technical specialists have been working day and night for five weeks on a remote coastal site upgrading a vital part of Australia’s east coast gas infrastructure.
5 April 2019
The skills and expertise we rely on continues to expand as new generations of young minds join the energy challenge.
25 March 2019
April 14 marks Australia’s offshore petroleum industry’s Golden Jubilee. This was the day that our first offshore natural gas was delivered to our first customers – the Westmore family in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Carrum.
22 March 2019
The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) has again supported Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week in 2019.
8 March 2019
The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BalanceforBetter. A balanced world is a better world.
25 Feb. 2019
Esso Australia has deployed a specialised occupational health service for its offshore operations in Bass Strait to enhance its medical support services to remote platform locations.
8 Feb. 2019
In the years since Esso Australia formed its historic joint venture with BHP, known as the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV), it has also developed long-lasting relationships with a wide variety of community organisations.
18 Jan. 2019
A high-capacity fire-fighting pump, sponsored by the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) Contributions Program, played an important role in controlling a major bushfire that broke out near Rosedale on Friday, January 4.
7 Jan. 2019
Long Island Point (LIP) Plant Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Ben Killeen has been named as a finalist in the ‘Top 100 Future Leaders’ 2019 competition.
31 Dec. 2018
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) in 2019, we’ve been delving into our video archives to look at the way we once were.
14 Dec. 2018
On Thursday 6 December, an Esso helicopter was involved in a sea search in Bass Strait after a distress call from a lone yachtsman.
11 Dec. 2018
ExxonMobil Australia Offshore Risk, Environment and Regulatory Supervisor Carolyn Thomas has been named an official ‘Superstar of STEM’ by Science & Technology Australia (STA).
11 Dec. 2018
A group of students from Yarram Secondary College toured Longford Plants in December, learning more about how the oil and gas used by Australian’s each day travels from basin to bowser.
7 Dec. 2018
On 6 December, the Longford Plants and Sale office teams joined the local Gippsland community at The Wedge in Sale for an Esso Night at the Opera.
4 Dec. 2018
As the festive season approaches, Esso, and its joint venture partner BHP, have again backed the annual Sale Lions Club Christmas Hamper Project.
26 Nov. 2018
Six team members from Esso’s Sale office have made a commitment to give a small portion of their time and a large portion of their hearts to mentoring local students who are at risk of disengaging from school.
22 Nov. 2018
As part of ExxonMobil’s relocation of its Southbank offices to the Docklands, the move team were charged with finding worthy homes for a range of items that couldn’t be accommodated in the new headquarters.
19 Nov. 2018
Lakes Entrance’s surf lifesavers will be patrolling the waters in a new inflatable rescue boat (IRB) this summer with the support of ExxonMobil Australia.
13 Nov. 2018
Two Victorian Esso Australia Plant Managers went back to school recently as part of the annual Principal for a Day event.
8 Nov. 2018
The team at Longford Plants and the Sale office have furthered their focus on the community.
31 Oct. 2018
Members of ExxonMobil Australia's Law Department took their volunteer leave day together to help out the St Kilda Mums organisation.
23 Oct. 2018
The ‘Esso Collection of Australian Art’ has been officially launched at an event at the Gippsland Art Gallery in Sale in October.
22 Oct. 2018
Read the latest news from Longford Plants in our October 2018 community bulletin.
8 Oct. 2018
Esso Australia's Medicine and Occupational Health (MOH) team are utilising the latest technology to provide telemedicine support to sites as part of a new trial program.
1 Oct. 2018
ExxonMobil Australia has continued its support for the Australia Men’s Shed Association, providing funds for a ‘Big Breakfast’ event in September open to all ‘Shedders’ on the Mornington Peninsula.
27 Sept. 2018
A team of Esso employees from the Long Island Point (LIP) Plant have participated in an environmental volunteering day on French Island.
24 Sept. 2018
The removal of a marine loading arm at Esso’s Long Island Point (LIP) Plant proved a logistical challenge that the team involved were able to successfully solve, with the arm removed safely during recent works at site.
18 Sept. 2018
Esso’s Gippsland operations has rolled out a new process to capture opportunities for boosting gas production.
14 Sept. 2018
Safety is our number one priority across our operations, and it’s also the number one priority for a number of our key stakeholders.
10 Sept. 2018
In the state of Victoria, Esso Australia Pty Ltd has more than 1,600km of pipeline.
7 Sept. 2018
Dwayne Barton has led an amazing double-life for the best part of two decades.
29 Aug. 2018
Each year, Esso Australia’s Longford Plants undertakes a series of emergency response preparedness activities so that the site remains a safe and reliable producer of natural gas and crude oil.
21 Aug. 2018
The winners of the WA Premier’s Science Awards 2018 were announced at an awards ceremony on Wednesday 15 August 2018.
14 Aug. 2018
ExxonMobil Australia has gifted its Shearwater sculpture to the City of Melbourne, ensuring it retains its prominent position on the banks of the Yarra River in Southbank.
13 Aug. 2018
The world of science and every aspect of our modern lives relies on accurate measurements.
31 July 2018
In winter most conversations are dominated by one subject – footy. However, at Esso our winter conversations have two dominant themes – footy and gas.
30 July 2018
For ExxonMobil Australia employee and AFLW footballer Cat Phillips, the journey towards a rich and rewarding career in engineering began in her childhood where she displayed a curiosity about how things work and a passion for problem-solving.
26 July 2018
Hundreds of students from Sale Catholic College and Maffra Secondary College attended their school’s career expo on Wednesday 25 July, hearing from a variety of local employers including Esso.
24 July 2018
Members of our Gippsland operations have moved into their new office space in the Port of Sale Building in Foster Street.
29 June 2018
Students and community organisation members across Gippsland have been experiencing the wonderful world of wetlands with the Victorian Wetland Care Education Program.
26 June 2018
As Esso approaches the 50th anniversary of Gippsland oil and gas production it is transforming its operations to ensure Gippsland remains the heart of the east coast’s energy supplies for many years to come.
19 June 2018
Primary schools around Victoria have been receiving visits of the penguin kind thanks to the interactive Chirpy Chicks program.
18 June 2018
Long Island Point Plant has achieved significant improvements in energy efficiency and productivity by upgrading its dynamic matrix control (DMC) system.
7 June 2018
An Esso/BHP Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) contribution has provided much-needed support for the emergency department at Sale Hospital.
4 June 2018
ExxonMobil Australia has a long and proud history of assisting local community groups near our operational sites.
24 May 2018
ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen dropped into Sale to welcome the Longford Plants’ new apprentices on Thursday 17 May.
The changing nature of Gippsland’s gas business has raised the bar for the Production Operations team. Unprecedented gas demand and the increasing sour gas (high in CO2) proportion of feedstock presents challenges for the Longford Plants.
23 May 2018
The outstanding efforts of three students from the University of Melbourne were recognised this month when they were awarded the ExxonMobil Australia Award for Excellence at a presentation event in Melbourne.
15 May 2018
Students in the Wellington Shire area now have access to new flexible online learning opportunities with the successful roll-out of EduCloud.
14 May 2018
The first quarter of 2018 saw the team at Longford successfully undertake a shutdown of Gas Plant 3.
10 May 2018
Our Gippsland operations are like a massive chemistry set – a labyrinth of pipelines, process machinery, heaters, coolers, valves and vessels.
9 April 2018
Training for the offshore platforms’ survival capsules – commonly called Bruckers – is a bit more challenging these days thanks to new virtual reality technology.
4 April 2018
With demand for gas never higher, our Longford plants have been operating at record levels for over two years. The fact that we have been able to maintain these production levels year-round is a testament to the amazing team at Longford, from the operators right down to the apprentices.
ExxonMobil Australia has demonstrated its support for women in the workplace, participating in a number of International Women’s Day events in March.
The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) has supported Mornington Peninsula Schools Environment Week again in 2018.
8 March 2018
ExxonMobil Australia is bolstering its capabilities in Victoria with a range of new positions being filled across its Longford, Long Island Point and Altona sites.
The 2017/2018 ExxonMobil Australia Vacation Student program wrapped up in mid-February with the company bidding farewell to a select group of high-performing students from universities across Australia.
14 Feb. 2018
ExxonMobil's volunteer programs demonstrate the commitment and emphasis the organisation places on giving back to the community.
8 Feb. 2018
A Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) contribution to South Gippsland Hospital has funded the purchase of a new Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure (BiPAP) machine for use in the urgent care clinic.
11 Jan. 2018
Many of our local contributions initiatives aim to ensure that our business makes a positive contribution to the health and safety of the wider community.
4 Jan. 2018
In 2017, the team on Halibut platform achieved the remarkable safety feat of ten years without a reportable safety incident. The milestone involved around 700,000 hours of work.
Following another record year of production from our Longford Plants, ExxonMobil has been meeting unprecedented east coast gas demand by increasing our production well above our historical levels.
23 Nov. 2017
On Thursday 23 November, students from Yarragon Primary School visited Mt Worth National Park in Victoria to learn about the lifecycle of plants and forests.
On 14 and 15 November, Esso together with the Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC) participated in a joint oil spill response exercise in Lakes Entrance, Victoria.
14 Nov. 2017
On 14 November, Kim Hahn, Long Island Point Plant Manager and Nathan Pastor, from our Medical and Occupational Health team attended the Frankston Hospital to celebrate 25 years of partnership.
7 Nov. 2017
A recent Newfocus phone survey has found that 75 percent of people in Gippsland rated Esso’s operations favourably while more than 85 percent believed that Esso's operations benefit the local community.
3 Nov. 2017
On Friday 3 November, the Southern Peninsula Network Science Fair hosted over 600 grade 5 and 6 students from a range of local schools in the Southern Mornington Peninsula area to showcase different science and technology programs and equipment.
On Tuesday, 31 October, Esso, in partnership with Conservation Volunteers Australia, Latrobe City Council and VicHealth, was proud to support the official launch of Latrobe Valley Flexible Learning Option’s new urban garden as part of the Green Valley Gardens initiative.
Our business is very much in the limelight at the moment due to the increased importance of gas in meeting our overall energy needs. As a result of concerns regarding the gas supply outlook for Australia’s east coast domestic market, we are getting a lot of questions about our Gippsland operations. Here are answers to some of the common questions...
On 19 October 2017, Esso Australia was thrilled to receive the Melvin Jones Fellowship on behalf of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture from the Lions Clubs of Sale.
18 Oct. 2017
Over the last 24 months, our Gippsland operations have been able to do the heavy lifting to meet unprecedented east coast gas demand by increasing our production well above our forecast levels.
On 1 October 2017, the first crude oil arrived at our Long Island Point facility in Hastings through our new $400 million pipeline from Longford.
50 years after we received Australia’s first offshore production licence, we are actively pursuing new gas development opportunities in Bass Strait.
On Monday 25 September 2017, a team from Baw Baw Shire Council, the Warragul Urban Landcare group, Landcare Australia and Esso braved the elements to undertake planting works at Moroka Reserve, a four-hectare reserve on Baw Baw Shire Council land in Warragul.
ExxonMobil Australia, through its subsidiary Esso, has been an active member of the Gippsland community since oil and gas first flowed from our offshore Bass Strait operations in the 1960s.
ExxonMobil Australia has signed up to the Australian Taxation Office’s voluntary Tax Transparency Code (TTC).
David Anderson, Esso Australia’s Longford Plants Manager, stepped out of his safety boots and into the classroom at Rosedale Primary School for the 17th annual Principal for a Day (PFAD) event.
Hundreds of Gippsland students have discovered first-hand the possibilities of science during a special science day at Seaspray beach.
Riggs, a juvenile Grey-headed Flying-fox, turned up on Kingfish B platform in Bass Strait after a cold winter storm recently and is now safe and well in the loving care of Joey and Bat Sanctuary (JABS) in Melbourne.
ExxonMobil joined with members of the Bipartisan Friendship Group of Men’s Sheds at Parliament House in Canberra for the official launch of the 2017 Men’s Shed Week.
ExxonMobil congratulates the winners of the 2017 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.
On Monday, 14 August, the Treasurer Scott Morrison launched a first-of-its-kind report from the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney (USSC) detailing the deep benefits of the US-Australia investment relationship.
The 100th cargo of LNG left the Gorgon Project in Western Australia at the end of June marking a milestone for one of the world’s largest natural gas projects and the largest single resource development in Australia’s history.
ExxonMobil Australia has partnered with Kidsafe Victoria to support its new community support centre at the Monash Children’s Hospital.
ExxonMobil, with the support of Wellington Shire Council and the Esso BHP Billiton Wellington Entertainment Centre, brought Opera Australia’s Schools Tour production of The Magic Flute to Sale recently.
The greatest challenge facing the future of Bass Strait gas is the size of the remaining discovered undeveloped fields.
27 July 2017
Esso, on behalf of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture, is helping to inspire a new generation of engineers and scientists by investing over $80,000 into local primary and secondary schools.
Esso has a long and proud history in the Gippsland area spanning over five decades. In that time, as part of the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture with BHP Billiton, we have invested billions of dollars into developing the infrastructure required to meet the energy needs of Australian households and businesses.
6 July 2017
The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture (GBJV) has partnered with Landcare Australia in support of a conservation project in the Mount Worth State Park.
4 July 2017
The demand for natural gas on Australia’s east coast has reached record highs just as the major Bass Strait fields it has relied on for decades approach the end of their productive lives.
For almost half a century ExxonMobil has been successfully operating the Long Island Point (LIP) Plant near Hastings on the shore of the environmentally sensitive Western Port Bay.
ExxonMobil is committed to working cooperatively and openly with stakeholders and communities where we operate. The survey, undertaken every three years, aims to identify community awareness and perceptions of our operations. These insights help us to better understand and respond to local issues or concerns.
Hastings is all prepared to launch a community vegetable garden thanks, in part, to a team of volunteers from Esso.
Two dead trees on the trench line for the new Longford Liquids Pipeline were found to be home to a diverse community of birds.
27 Sept. 2018
ExxonMobil Australia staff have given more than $23,000 to The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne as a result of staff donations made towards surplus items from the Southbank office.
23 July 2018
At ExxonMobil, the health and wellbeing of our workforce is our number one priority.
5 June 2018
ExxonMobil Australia subsidiary, Esso Australia, has gifted 40 original artworks to the Gippsland Art Gallery, recognising the local community’s ongoing support of Esso’s Gippsland operations.
ExxonMobil Australia has released its local Sustainability Highlights report for 2017.