NOPSEMA has released its Annual Offshore Performance Report for the year ending 31 December 2016. The report's findings show that 2016 was the first year since the establishment of a national safety regulator that no fatalities or major injuries were reported. For more information or to read the report see the News and Media page.
On 9 May 2017, NOPSEMA published an Environment Alert and Environmental Improvement Notice as an interim step in the investigation of an oil sheen in the Bass Strait reported on 1 February 2017. For more information see the News and Media page.
NOPSEMA has recently published an information paper on critical task analysis as part of the human factors information papers series. This series of guidance provides information about the way organisational, individual, and job factors influence human reliability. For more information see the Human factors information paper page.
NOPSEMA recently updated its Environment plan decision making guideline following a public comment period and further consultation with organisation that provided written submissions. To read the guideline see the Decision making guideline page.
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following an incident where two collared eyebolts failed during lifting operations resulting in a 21.7 tonne diverter falling up to 1.8 metres to the facility floor. To read the alert see the Safety Alert page.
A recent NOPSEMA inspection identified maintenance on safety-critical equipment was not carried out consistent with commitments made in the facility safety case. As a result, NOPSEMA took action to prevent a potential major incident risking health and safety. For more information see the Published notices page and refer to notices 639, 640, 641 and 642.
NOPSEMA has finalised its review of stakeholder feedback on the compliance strategy and associated policies. For further information see the Compliance strategy page.
This quarterly newsletter is intended to keep stakeholders informed of NOPSEMA’s activities and priorities, relevant legislative reform, and emerging industry issues.
The Annual offshore performance report 2016 (PDF 6.5MB) contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2016.
The Introducing NOPSEMA brochure - April 2016 (PDF 1.2MB) contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance.
The Offshore petroleum environmental approvals brochure - April 2016 (PDF 1.5MB) 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.
The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF 2.6MB) contains information covering the authority's operations and activities conducted during the year ending 30 June 2016.
15-18 May - International Oil Spill Conference 2017, Long Beach
14-17 May - 2017 APPEA Conference and Exhibition, Perth
NOPSEMA will be exhibiting alongside the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, NOPTA, Geoscience Australia and NERA at this year’s APPEA conference. NOPSEMA representatives will be available to answer questions about offshore petroleum regulation and the regime. Please come and visit us at booth 306.
16 November - INSTOK Well and Reservoir Technologies Conference, 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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