Archive for March, 2011

Montara oil spill company PTTEP/Woodside drilling to avoid federal environmental scrutiny

Media Release
Environs Kimberley

Oil rig on fire off Kimberley coast

The company responsible for the 2009 Montara oil spill in the Kimberley and joint venture partner Woodside have not sought federal environmental approval for a proposed drilling program in the Browse Basin.

“This company is responsible for Australia’s worst off shore oilspill of its kind. They have joined forces with Woodside to pursue a new drilling program in the Browse Basin, and have not referred it to the the Federal Government to make sure that all the environmental safeguards are in place” Environs Kimberly Director Martin Pritchard said. Full release click here

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Tuesday, March 29th, 2011 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Marine Comments Off

Make yourself heard for the Kimberley!

Please make a submission to the Environmental Protection Authority on the proposal to build a gas hub and port at James Price Point.

Personal submissions are very powerful – they are seen to have more weight than a pro forma submission that you just copy and sign. It does not have to be a long or complex; what makes it powerful is that you have taken the time to put a submission together n your own words.
Here are some tips and information you may like to include in your submission. Use this as a guide, but don’t just cut and paste this content – make it your own.  SUBMISSIONS DUE BY NEXT MONDAY, 28 MARCH 2011!
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Thursday, March 24th, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off

Woodside says PTTEP involvement financial

AAP.  18 March, 2011

Woodside Petroleum Ltd has hosed down criticism surrounding the involvement of the company responsible for the Montara oil spill in a Woodside-operated exploration well offshore in Western Australia.

Green group Environs Kimberley on Friday said it was “gobsmacked” that PTTEP Australasia had become a joint venture partner in Woodside’s Omar-1 well in the Browse Basin, off the Kimberley coast.  Read full story here>>

Saturday, March 19th, 2011 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Marine Comments Off

Woodside-PTTEP venture criticized

ABC News.  18 March, 2011

West Atlas oil rig leaking oil off the Kimberley coast

The green group, Environs Kimberley says it has serious concerns about Woodside’s decision to enter a joint venture with the company responsible for Australia’s worst oil spill.

Full article>>

Friday, March 18th, 2011 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Marine Comments Off

Montara spill driller is drilling in Browse Basin

The Australian.  18 March, 2011.
Nicholas Perpitch

 

West Atlas rig on fire

THE company blamed for the massive Montara Timor Sea oil spill is involved in a drilling operation off the pristine Kimberley coast in a joint venture with Woodside at its Browse Basin operation.

Read more here>>

Friday, March 18th, 2011 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Marine Comments Off

Woodside chooses Montara oil spill company as joint venture partner for Browse Basin drilling program

ENVIRONS KIMBERLEY MEDIA RELEASE.
17 March, 2011

As Woodside’s PR campaign to win local confidence over its plans to develop the Browse Basin hits top gear, they may have hit an obstacle in choosing the company responsible for the 2009 Montara oil spill in the Kimberley as their joint venture partner for a proposed drilling program in the Basin.

“Of all the possible joint venture partners in all of the world, why on earth has Woodside chosen the one responsible for the Montara oil spill?” Environs Kimberly Director Martin Pritchard asked today.  Click here for full release

Thursday, March 17th, 2011 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Marine Comments Off

Mitchell Plateau mining plans under threat from Woodside Browse project delays

ENVIRONS KIMBERLEY MEDIA RELEASE

Mitchell Plateau - Rod Hartvigsen

An extension for Rio Tinto and Alcoa to draft development plans for bauxite mining in the Kimberley’s Mitchell Plateau by the Western Australian government demonstrate how such plans are inextricably linked to the development of the offshore oil and gas industry.
“No matter which way Alcoa and Rio Tinto look at it, they’re going to need massive volumes of water and a cheap power source before bauxite mining on the Mitchell Plateau and an alumina refinery start to look viable,” Environs Kimberley Director Martin Pritchard said today. More »

Related Article: Rio, Alcoa get more time on Mitchell Plateau

Monday, March 14th, 2011 Mining Comments Off

Groundwater investigation underway at Dampier Peninsula

Kimberley Rural Report.  ABC
Thursday, 3 March, 2011
Whether it be mining companies, pastoralists or indigenous communities, it seems everyone has sunk a bore into the Dampier Peninsula north of Broome.
The need for water will only grow as development continues in the region, including the possible construction of an LNG precinct at James Price Point. Read more>>

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 Uncategorized Comments Off