NT Branch of AMSA submitted comments to the stakeholder consultation in relation to development drilling and completions activities the subject of a draft Environment Plan (Drilling EP) as part of the Barossa Offshore Gas Project on 9 July 2021.
Three recommendations were provided:
RECOMMENDATION 1: Consider complexities of cumulative pressures, multiple stressors, and various spatial and temporal scales in EP to lead industry best practice.
RECOMMENDATION 2: Expand or supplement the 4-page Information Brochure with information upon which AMSA-NT can provide expert comment, including external context, thresholds of acceptable impact and risk, risk mitigation strategies, and implementation of control measures.
RECOMMENDATION 3: Publicly release information related to potential environmental impacts and risks, including a ‘Worst Case Oil Spill’, as well as mitigation and avoidance strategies.
Please refer to the attached document for the details of the recommendations.