Care and Maintenance
Placing a site in care and maintenance mode may be done in response to resources depletion, unfavourable economic conditions or low resource prices which are expected to improve at a later date. Safety, environmental and public risk aspects continue to be managed while sites are in care and maintenance.
The Mitsui E&P Australia (MEPAU) sites in care and maintenance include the Hovea Production Facility and the Woodada Production Facility. The Dongara Production Facility stopped production in 2016 and is being prepared for partial care and maintenance.