Following consultation with industry NOPSEMA has published an Emergency Planning safety case guidance note (GN), the last of a planned suite. To accompany this, NOPSEMA has also published a cross reference that indicates which safety case content requirements are addressed by the each of the eleven safety case GNs. These are available on the Safety Case Guidance Notes and Safety Guidance pages.
On 2 May, NOPSEMA is co-hosting a half-day workshop for industry and regulators on the oil spill preparedness topic of ‘How Much is Enough?’ To register see Upcoming Events.
NOPSEMA has made a submission to the Inquiry into oil and gas production in the Great Australian Bight. To read NOPSEMA's submission see aph.gov.au.
NOPSEMA has written a guideline to provide additional clarification for health and safety representatives (HSRs) on how to complete a Provisional OHS Improvement Notice (PIN). The guideline (GL0517), along with a revised template of the PIN form, can be found on the safety Enforcement page.
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note intended to assist the Australian offshore petroleum industry establish when a vessel is subject to Schedule 3 of the OPGGS Act 2006, and associated regulations. The guidance note (GN1661) is available on the Safety Case Guidance Notes page.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is currently reviewing consultation and transparency requirements under the Environment Regulations. An issues paper has been prepared and will be available for public consultation from 22 March 2016 to 30 April 2016. Further information can be found at industry.gov.au.
NOPSEMA has published an environment alert in relation to the proper application of the management of change (MoC) control measure. NOPSEMA is concerned inadequate or poorly applied MoC procedures may fail to continually identify and reduce environmental impacts and risks to levels that are as low as reasonably practical (ALARP). To read the environment alert see the Environment Alerts page.
On 15 March, BP resubmitted their environment plan for proposed exploration drilling in the Great Australia Bight. NOPSEMA will now resume its assessment against the requirements of the Environment Regulations. To stay up-to-date with the status of the assessment, expected decision dates and decisions made subscribe to the Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Program submission 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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2 - Oil spill preparedness ‘How much is enough?’ Workshop, Perth
To register for the workshop email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Expression of Interest, APPEA OSR Forum – IOPER Joint Workshop, 2nd May 2016
2-6 - Asia-Pacific Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness Conference (Spillcon 2016), Perth
5-8 - 2016 APPEA Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane
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.