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BHP Billiton Petroleum in Liverpool Bay , United Kingdom : A Major Offshore Development is Established in an Area of High Environmental Sensitivity

By International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
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Liverpool Bay lies in the eastern Irish sea against the coasts of North Wales and North-West England, a heavily industrialized coastline. Exploration activities carried out by BHP Billiton Petroleum during 1990 were the first to locate significant supplies of commercial oil and gas; such
exploration and production activities were relatively new to the area at this time.