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NOPSEMA takes compliance action against Woodside to ensure safe and responsible Nganhurra decommissioning

NOPSEMA has accepted a revised Nganhurra Cessation of Operations Environment Plan by Woodside, and initiated regulatory compliance action. For more information see the news and media page.

NOPSEMA reinforces offshore obligations under new compliance plan   

NOPSEMA is implementing a compliance plan to reinforce legal requirements regarding the removal of property associated with offshore petroleum activities, under section 572 of the OPGGS Act 2006. For more information see the news and media page

Christmas edition of the regulator magazine out now 

Take a look at the latest edition of NOPSEMA’s quarterly magazine – The Regulator. For more information see the news and media page

NOPSEMA releases regulatory policy on maintenance and removal of property

In increasing its focus on decommissioning, NOPSEMA has published a regulatory policy to improve oil and gas companies’ understanding of their legislative obligations to maintain property and equipment and remove property when no longer required for production purposes. For more information see the news and media page.


The Regulator | Issue 4: 2020

The latest edition of NOPSEMA’s quarterly magazine – The Regulator – is now available! This quarterly magazine is intended to keep stakeholders informed of NOPSEMA’s activities and priorities, relevant legislative reform, and emerging industry issues.

The Regulator | Issue 4: 2020 Front Cover Image

UPCOMING Events 2021


IRF Conference; Perth, Western Australia 

Due to ongoing health concerns regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the IRF Conference is postponed. A new date for 2022 will be communicated in due time. 

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.


Stay informed of NOPSEMA's response and actions on the dedicated COVID-19 page.


Offshore project proposals, exploration environment plans and guidance documents open for public comment are published on our consultation hub.

RAISE a safety concern

For more information about how the offshore petroleum workforce may raise and a resolve a safety concern see the Raising and resolving a safety concern page. 


To notify NOPSEMA of an accident, dangerous occurrence, environmental or well integrity incident call:

1300 674 472


Directions, improvement and prohibition notices are published within 21 days of issuance on the Published directions and notices page.


To make a regulatory submission to NOPSEMA see the Submissions page.  


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