NOPSEMA asks BP to revise offshore South Australia drilling plans

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

BP permits and drilling area location offshore South Australia
BP permits and drilling area location offshore South Australia

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.

05/17/2016

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