Production Halted on Carnavon Basin

Woodside Petroleum reported that a fault occurred late Monday afternoon in the Ocean Legend's electrical equipment and had taken the precaution of evacuating the 18 personnel aboard the platform to the city of Karratha.

Woodside said state and federal authorities had been notified of the incident and that it posed no threat to the environment. A team of investigators is currently on board in an effort to identify the cause of the failure and the crew has returned to the platform. Production is expected to resume on Friday at the earliest