Shell has submitted a referral under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act for a single exploration well in permit WA-384-P, offshore the NW Cape.
The EPBC referral includes:
The location of the well would be around 50km from the borders of the Ningaloo Marine Park (some 70km from shore) and the duration of the activity is planned to be 60 days (weather permitting).
The well, known as Palta-1, is planned for 2H 2011 (subject to all approvals and rig availability).
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