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Rig offshore Australia shutdown amid safety concerns

AN offshore jack-up rig in Western Australia has been shut down by the national safety regulator after an inspection revealed badly worn equipment designed to prevent a "blow out" wouldn't stop a large oil spill or explosion.

Rig offshore Australia shutdown amid safety concerns

The rig is currently drilling a well offshore WA in permit WA-33-R some 40 kilometres west of Varanus Island.  On Monday, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority...

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