On 18 September 2019, Equinor provided the requested further information regarding the environment plan for their proposed exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight.
In accordance with the Environment Regulations, NOPSEMA has resumed its assessment of Equinor’s environment plan.
NOPSEMA has 30 days to assess the proposal and through its assessment will consider potential environmental impacts from the proposed activity to ensure appropriate precautions are taken. NOPSEMA can extend the timeframe of the assessment if additional time is required. NOPSEMA will only accept the environment plan once it meets the stringent requirements of the law.
Further information about Equinor’s proposed activity, including status updates see the Stromlo-1 exploration drilling program page.
To ensure procedural fairness and natural justice, NOPSEMA does not comment on the specifics of plans and proposals under assessment.