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Santos has confirmed that a leak at an operating oil well head in the Zeus field in the Cooper Basin in remote south-west Queensland was stopped yesterday afternoon.

Santos has confirmed that a leak at an operating oil well head in the Zeus field in the Cooper Basin in remote south-west Queensland was stopped yesterday afternoon.

The leak involved the release of limited amounts of oil from the well head.

The oil released has been contained within the well operational area. The impacted area is less than one hectare and is currently being assessed for any environmental impact and necessary remediation.

The leak was detected on Wednesday, and the Queensland Government regulators were immediately advised.