Great Australian Bight


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Great Australian Bight

A wide bay of the Indian Ocean on the southern coast of Australia. Much of the coastline consists of high cliffs along the southern edge of the Nullarbor Plain.

Great Australian Bight

n
(Placename) a wide bay of the Indian Ocean, in S Australia, extending from Cape Pasley to the Eyre Peninsula: notorious for storms

Great′ Austral′ian Bight′


n.
a wide bay in S Australia.
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Noun1.Great Australian Bight - a wide bay of the Indian Ocean in southern Australia; notorious for storms
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Australia - the smallest continent; between the South Pacific and the Indian Ocean
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Warmer conditions in the EIO tend to be associated with lower MSLP over the Great Australian Bight (Fig.
Travelling from Western Australia to Tasmania via the Great Australian Bight, the inaugural voyage in the program gave 20 postgraduate students two weeks of at-sea training on Board Australias advanced marine research vessel Investigator.
BP was awarded exploration licences for the area, known as the Great Australian Bight, in 2011, but has been unable to gain the approval of Australian regulators.
The oil giant said its project in the Great Australian Bight was ditched after a "review and refresh" of the company's strategy.
Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc (NYSE:DO) declared on Monday that its customer BP notified the company that it will no longer pursue a drilling campaign in the Great Australian Bight.
The ultra-deepwater, harsh environment rig has been commissioned by a major petroleum exploration and production company to begin operations in October in the Great Australian Bight, positioned on the coastline of southern and western Australia.
Oil giants BP, Chevron and Statoil are chasing more than $100 billion of potential oil resources in the Great Australian Bight and have told a Senate inquiry that if they are allowed to drill the benefits could match those delivered by the Bass Strait oil and gas fields over the past 40 years.
The company will start its deep-water drill campaign in the Great Australian Bight in 2016, Holmes said.
The distance from Hay Point to the Suez Canal via Hydrographers Passage and Jomard Entrance is 9,040 miles, whereas the same voyage via the Great Australian Bight is 9,180 miles.
The fleet of 12 matched Clipper 70 ocean racers had a stopover in Albany, Western Australia last November, before sailing east across the Great Australian Bight, around Tasmania and onto Sydney so as to take part as the Clipper fleet in the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
We have gas plays in Asia and the Middle East, and deepwater possibilities in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, from Africa to South America, the South China Sea and the Great Australian Bight.
The reserves will protect an impressive array of globally unique ecosystems, including the majestic seamounts off the east coast, the mysterious deep waters of the Diamantina Fracture Zone and the waters of the Great Australian Bight.