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.
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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
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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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'After driving more than 12 hours from Perth, our first halt was at the breathtaking Great Australian Bight. One of the most amazing marine environments on the planet, the wild and unpolluted bay is home to whales, sea lions, and sharks.
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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.