Disposal of part of Woodside's Nganhurra oil facility near the Ningaloo Marine Reserve

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

A consideration of the issue of decommissioning of petroeum facilities in australia and the concept of rigs-to-reefs.

Comments 14mins - 17 mins

Subject

Decommissioning

Period23 Jul 2021

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleCould oil rigs be good for the ocean?
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC program 'The Signal'
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size17mins 25sec
    CountryAustralia
    Date23/07/21
    DescriptionMore than a thousand oil and gas wells off the Australian coastline are nearing the end of their lives.
    Once they're decommissioned, it'll fall to the extractive industries to foot the $50 billion clean-up bill.
    There is a cheaper alternative though: for half the price, they can leave everything more or less exactly where it is.
    This episode of The Signal discusses whether companies are just pitching an elaborate version of ocean dumping, or whether it is somehow a win for the environment too?
    Producer/AuthorABC
    URLhttps://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/the-signal/rig-to-reef-dilemma/13466330
    PersonsTina Soliman Hunter