NOPSEMA asks BP to revise offshore South Australia drilling plans

Offshore staff

PERTH, Australia – Regulatory body NOPSEMA has proposed that BP modify and re-submit its environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

If BP accepts, the revised plan will likely be re-submitted by July 15, at which point NOPSEMA will restart its assessment.

This course of action is said to be a normal part of NOPSEMA’s environment plan assessment process if the plan does not fulfil regulatory requirements for acceptance.

Since the body was established in January 2012, it has turned down 4% of all submitted environment plans.


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BP permits and drilling area location offshore South Australia
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