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Farewell message from the CEO

Jane Cutler, CEO of NOPSA and the inaugural CEO of NOPSEMA, has released a farewell message reflecting on her five year tenure. To read the farewell message click here.

Update on Stena Clyde investigation

Legal proceedings have commenced through the Magistrates' Court of Victoria. To read the statement click here.

Successful prosecution of employer in relation to diving incident

Technip has been convicted and fined by the Perth Magistrates Court following specific health and safety breaches. To read the statement click here.

Update on Stena Clyde investigation

NOPSEMA has submitted a brief of evidence to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions. To read the announcement click here.

NOPSEMA publishes Annual offshore performance report

NOPSEMA has published its Annual offshore performance report, the authority's yearly stocktake of risk management by the Australian offshore petroleum industry.

The report includes regulatory data and information collected by NOPSEMA on injuries and fatalities, incidents, inspections, assessments, investigations and enforcements from offshore petroleum operations in the authority’s jurisdiction to 31 December 2013.

View the full Annual offshore performance report 2013 (PDF 3.4MB)

Clarifying arrangements for environmental regulation in Commonwealth waters

On 28 February 2014, NOPSEMA became the sole regulator of petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters in an effort to reduce duplication of environmental assessment processes. Amendments to the Environment Regulations also clarified and simplified regulatory requirements and regulatory practice. For NOPSEMA guidance on the amendments click here.

Financial assurance arrangements

The Department of Industry is currently considering comments and issues identified by stakeholders during the October 2013 information sessions. Further consultation with stakeholders will be undertaken on the proposed approach prior to finalising the regulations with respect to financial assurance. For more information click here.



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Latest Issue

the Regulator - Issue #4 2014 (PDF 966KB)

In this issue:

  • From the CEO
  • Changes to environmental reporting requirements
  • Successful prosecution of employer in relation to diving incident
  • Update on Stena Clyde investigation
  • Petroleum Safety Zone register
  • Strengthening NOPSEMA's regulatory powers
  • Changes to NOPSEMA’s governance
  • The difference between revisions to safety cases and diving safety management systems
  • Lifting and rigging plans
  • Data reports and statistics
  • Schedule of events

Annual offshore performance report

Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2013. To view the report click here.

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2013-14

The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2012-13 has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. To view the report click here.

Major offshore incidents

Stena Clyde fatalities, Bass Strait, 27 Aug 2012

NOPSEMA has completed its investigation into the fatalities on the Stena Clyde mobile offshore drilling facility.

Update on Stena Clyde investigation - 26 Aug 2014 (PDF 123KB)

Update on investigation into fatalities on Stena Clyde drilling rig (16 Jun 2014) (PDF 100KB)

Announcement on independent investigation (23 Aug 2013) (PDF 127KB)

Announcement on preliminary considerations (17 Oct 2012) (PDF 69KB)

Independent investigation into fatal accident on Stena Clyde (29 Aug 2012) (PDF 97KB)

NOPSEMA investigates fatalities in Bass Strait (27 Aug 2012) (PDF 47KB)



A career with NOPSEMA provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity to play a key role in protecting offshore workers and marine environments through the independent and professional regulation of safety, well integrity and environmental management of Australia’s offshore petroleum industry.

NOPSEMA is held in high regard and its teams have diverse professional backgrounds and talents. We recruit widely to find high calibre candidates, from both domestic and international markets, who use their skills to influence risk management by industry across a range of petroleum activities.

Find out more about careers with NOPSEMA and build on your professional skills to make a real difference.


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