Oil and gas exploration and production
Component
Summary
Grade
Ineffective Partially effective Effective Very effective
Confidence
In Grade In Trend
Comparability
To previous years

Outcomes: Increasing rate of disturbance of marine mammals, and risk of accidents and oil spills due to large number of seabed and land-based structures; increasing exploration, construction activity and ship movements; and remoteness from regulatory control centres

Year(s): 
2011
2
Stable
Confidence (in grade): 
Limited
Confidence (in trend): 
Limited
Comparability (to previous reports): 
Not assessed
Ward T (2011). Marine environment: Oil and gas exploration and production. In: Australia state of the environment 2011, Australian Government Department of the Environment and Energy, Canberra, https://soe.environment.gov.au/assessment-summary-component/marine-environment/oil-and-gas-exploration-and-production-4, DOI 10.4226/94/58b657ea7c296