Friday, March 23, 2012

WA Government worried about Woodside wells

WA Government worried about Woodside wells: The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) ruled Woodside would not have to re-plug the wells, with a NOPSEMA spokesperson saying there wasn't any technical justification for the original directions.

But WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Norman Moore, is disappointed with the regulator's decision and says Woodside's method of only capping the wells at the base hasn't satisfied the State Government's standards.

"The company (Woodside) is now doing half of what we believe it's required to do and it's being sanctioned by NOPSEMA," he said.

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