Stakeholder interest continues in relation to NOPSEMA's assessment of the Great Australian Bight Drilling Program environment plan submitted by BP. Information on the progress of NOPSEMA's assessment will be updated here when available.
Ensuring that a titleholder has considered and addressed the concerns of relevant persons is an important part of NOPSEMA’s environment plan assessment process. Recent campaign correspondence received by NOPSEMA relating to BP’s proposed drilling activities in the Great Australian Bight will be forwarded to BP for consideration. For more information see the News & Media page.
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert in relation to a fire that occurred in the battery room on a production facility. This incident has highlighted the potential for thermal runaway events, specifically, when there is short circuit between two or more battery banks of uninterruptible power supply. To read the safety alert see the Safety Alerts page.
The independent review of NOPSEMA’s environmental management authorisation process (the Program), endorsed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), is complete. For more information or to read the Program Review Report see the Environment page.
On 3 September 2015 the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd for their failure to implement and maintain systems of work that were safe and without risk to health as required under clause 9(2)(d) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. Media release - Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd - convicted and fined - 03 September 2015 (PDF 130KB)
NOPSEMA is seeking public comment on proposed policy and guidance changes relating to environmental management consultation and decision-making processes. To submit feedback or for further information see the Stakeholder Engagement and Transparency page.
Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2014. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.
The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15 has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. To view the NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15 click here.
On 3 September 2015 the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd for their failure to implement and maintain systems of work that were safe and without risk to health as required under clause 9(2)(d) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
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Adelaide - 30 November 2015
Adelaide Convention Centre - Riverbank Room 8, 4:00pm-7:00pm
Kangaroo Island - 1 December 2015
Kangaroo Island Council - Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, 11:00am-2:00pm
Ceduna - 1 December 2015
Ceduna Foreshore Hotel - 10:00am-1:30pm
Port Lincoln - 2 December 2015
The Lincoln Marine Science Centre - Theatrette, 10:30am-1:30pm
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3 - Stakeholder engagement and transparency work program information session, Perth
22-25 - Offshore Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur
11-15 - 18th International Conference and Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG 18), Perth
2-6 May - Asia-Pacific Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness Conference (Spillcon 2016), Perth
Events listed are those at which NOPSEMA is presenting or exhibiting or has an organisational role. For presentations at past events see our Presentations page.