On 16 May 2016, NOPSEMA provided BP an opportunity to modify and resubmit their environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight. On 12 July, NOPSEMA granted BP’s request for an extension of the timeframe for resubmission so they may address the matters raised by NOPSEMA in the assessment. The modified plan is now expected to be resubmitted by 31 August, at which time NOPSEMA will recommence the assessment.
NOPSEMA has published a new safety alert following a recent incident where a vessel facility lost position while diving activities were being conducted approximately 130 metres from a hydrocarbon facility. For more information see the Safety Alerts page.
New well integrity guidance rolled out to industry
NOPSEMA has published a suite of new well integrity guidance following amendments to Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011. For more information see the News and Media page.
NOPSEMA has released its Annual offshore performance report containing key industry performance data for the 2015 calendar. To read the report see the Data reports and statistics page.
NOPSEMA has published answers to a number of frequently asked questions to clarify the offshore petroleum environmental regulatory process and NOPSEMA's role as regulator.
As part of NOPSEMA's commitment to continuous improvement in the use of digital technology and to reduce regulatory burden on industry, NOPSEMA has developed a new online submission portal for environment plans and financial assurance documents which is now live. For more information see the News and Media page.
NOPSEMA has published a new brochure on the offshore petroleum environmental regulatory process in Commonwealth waters. For more information see NOPSEMA's Brochure - Offshore petroleum environmental approvals - April 2016 (PDF 1.5MB).
Contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance. To view the Introducing NOPSEMA brochure click here.
Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2015. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.
Contains information broadly covering the type of environmental approvals required to begin an offshore petroleum activity in Commonwealth waters, the assessment process and how to get involved. To view the Offshore petroleum environmental approvals brochure 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.
17-20 October, International Regulators Offshore Petroleum Health and Safety Forum, Auckland, NZ
17-20 October, SPE Asset Abandonment and Emerging Reality Workshop, KL, Malaysia
25-27 October, SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Perth
26 October, APPEA HSR Forum, Perth
1- 4 May, Offshore Technology Conference 2017, Houston, TX
14-17 May, APPEA 2017, 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.
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