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Petroleum & Gas Inspectorate | Bulletin | No.16 V 1 | 17 June 2022

Theft of equipment from well sites

What happened?

The Petroleum and Gas Inspectorate have received numerous reports of theft from upstream operators in recent days. Examples of items stolen or damaged include earth cabling, general cables, batteries and diesel fuel.

How did it happen?

Unauthorised person or persons have accessed well sites and adjacent areas, with the alleged intent to remove equipment. Police investigations are ongoing.

Key issues


Authorised by Radika Lucas - Deputy Chief Inspector – Petroleum & Gas

Contact: Lee Baker, Regional Inspector - South , +61 460 023 575

Issued by Resources Safety & Health Queensland

Security: This information is issued to promote security through experience. It is not to be taken as a statement of law and must not be construed to waive or modify any legal obligation.

All information on this page (Theft of equipment from well sites - is correct as of time of printing (8 July 2022 2:30 am).