BP alters proposals for drilling offshore South Australia

Offshore staff

PERTH, AustraliaBP has submitted a second environment plan concerning drilling of two offshore exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight offshore South Australia.

According to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), these are two of the four wells BP proposed in its first environment plan.

BP has agreed to remove these two wells from the scope of its first environment plan, and NOPSEMA has granted the company’s request to re-submit that plan by Dec. 31.

As is customary, the submission will be assessed by a specialist environmental assessment team based on its technical and scientific merits.

Petroleum activities in the Great Australian Bight will not be allowed to proceed until compliance with all requirements of Commonwealth environmental law has been demonstrated, the Authority added.


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