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NOPSEMA presenting at information seminar on Environmental management

NOPSEMA will be presenting at an Information Seminar hosted by the Environmental Consultants Association (WA) on 10 August, 2016. For further information, or to register, please contact the ECA directly. Non-members welcome.

NOPSEMA provides BP opportunity to modify drilling environment plan

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.

New safety alert published

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 releases Annual offshore performance report

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.

Frequently asked questions

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.

New online submission portal for environment plans

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.

Offshore petroleum environmental approvals

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).


Quarterly newsletter - the Regulator

the Regulator Issue #2 2016 (PDF 1.4MB)

  • Message from the CEO
  • Collaborative opportunities for oil spill preparedness and response
  • Inspecting environmental consultation performance
  • Exclusion of major accident events in safety cases
  • Deciding on environmental consultation requirements
  • Appropriate medical and first aid services
  • Joint industry workshop on oil spill preparedness and response
  • Monitoring financial assurance compliance
  • NOPSEMA releases its Annual offshore performance report
  • NOPSEMA’s corporate plan and compliance with the Regulator Performance Framework
  • NOPSEMA participates at APPEA Conference
  • Human error tolerant safety critical control systems
  • NOPSEMA supports WA strategy for marine science collaboration
  • Updated industry guidance on arrangements for marine oil pollution in WA
  • New OHS guidance

Introducing NOPSEMA

Contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance. To view the Introducing NOPSEMA brochure click here

Annual offshore performance report

Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2015. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.

Offshore petroleum environmental approvals

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.

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15

The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15 has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. To view the NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15 click here.


August 2016

10 August, Information seminar on Environmental Management, with Environmental Consultants Association, Mt Lawley, Perth

October 2016

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

May 2017

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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