10月11日，英国石油公司(British Petroleum)表示：由于在投资组合中竞争力不及其他项目，公司决定停止运行位于澳大利亚南岸的Great Australian Bight项目勘探工作。在重申公司今年的上游战略后，公司决定专注于在近期或中期能创造价值的勘探项目。BP认为Great Australian Bight项目在可以预见的全球投资组合中相比其他上游发现较不值得投资，项目本身的潜力及监管过程均无问题。去年向监管机构Nopsema提交首次申请之后，公司尚未取得该地的勘探环境许可。公司将同政府协商以进一步钻探。
来自/Natural Gas World 10月11日消息 编译/孔艳坤 石油圈原创www.oilsns.com
UK major BP has taken the decision to stop exploration work in the Great Australian Bight (GAB), offshore South Australia, as it is no longer competitive with other projects in its portfolio, it said October 11. Following a review of its upstream strategy this year it decided to focus exploration on opportunities likely to create value in the near to medium term. BP has determined that the GAB project will not be able to compete for capital investment with other upstream opportunities in its global portfolio in the foreseeable future,” and had nothing to do with the prospectivity of the region or with the regulatory process. It has not received environmental permits for drilling, a year after submitting its first application to Nopsema, the regulator. It will now enter talks with the government on how to meet its drilling commitments.