The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approved BP’s request Tuesday for an extension of the timeline to resubmit an environmental plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight off the coast of Southern Australia.
This follows NOPSEMA’s May 16 offer to the oil major to modify and resubmit the environment plan.
BP is expected to address the matters raised by the regulator in its resubmission, which is due Aug. 31.
The Great Australian Bight exploration drilling program is estimated to cost around $760 million (AUD 1 billion).
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