Timor Sea


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Timor Sea

an arm of the Indian Ocean between Australia and Timor. Width: about 480 km (300 miles)

Timor Sea

 

an arm of the Indian Ocean, situated between Australia and the island of Timor. The Timor Sea has an area of 615,000 sq km. Depths over most of the sea’s area do not exceed 200 m; maximum depth, in the Timor Trough, is 3,310 m. Currents flow eastward in the winter and westward in the summer. Water temperature varies seasonally from 25°C to 29°C. The salinity is 34–35 parts per thousand. Tides are irregular and semidiurnal, with heights of 3–4 m. The port of Darwin, Australia, is located on the Timor Sea.

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But Australian officials have said they will not release the findings of the report into the Timor Sea leak, one of Australia's worst spills, until "legal constraints" have been cleared.
If the final development decision for Greater Sunrise is a pipeline to Darwin, it will be processed in the company's Darwin-based LNG facility, currently used to process natural gas from Bayu-Undan in the Timor Sea, whose extraction began in 2004, also under the Timor Sea Treaty.
CMATS also allows Australia to develop other undersea oil and gas reserves in previously contested areas, and Timor-Leste foregoes its right to a maritime boundary until all Timor Sea petroleum has been extracted and sold.
Australia and East Timor signed the Timor Sea Treaty in 2002, using the earlier boundary agreement with Indonesia.
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Peter Dowling, the Christian Brother provincial for Victoria and Tasmania, has written to Prime Minister John Howard seeking a change in Australia's claim over oil and gas resources in the Timor Sea.
The Timor Sea dispute is driven by conflicting claims around where a maritime boundary should be placed between Australia and East Timor.
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JNOC) said Monday it will next March dissolve its joint venture for exploring natural gas reserves in the Timor Sea off Australia as its operations are unlikely to become profitable.
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