On 21 June 2017, NOPSEMA issued PTTEP Australasia with an improvement notice relating to environmental management non-compliance associated with its Montara operations. For more information see NOPSEMA's media release.
NOPSEMA has published for comment a draft guidance note to assist incoming and existing titleholders in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements when there is a change to the titleholder with operational control of a well or petroleum activity. For more information see the News & Media page.
NOPSEMA has launched a dedicated Community Information section on its website where the community can find information on the offshore petroleum approval process. Further details on this initiative can be found in NOPSEMA's news announcement.
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.
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 Brochure - Introducing NOPSEMA - May 2017 (PDF 730KB) contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance.
The Brochure - Offshore petroleum environmental approvals - May 2017 (PDF 488KB) 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.
See the Community Information page for helpful information about the offshore petroleum approval process.
2-6 July - Australian Marine Science Association Conference, Darwin
3-5 July - Dynamic Positioning Asia Conference & Exhibition, Singapore
21-22 August - 9th Annual ProSafe 2017, Melbourne
13-14 September - 2017 APPEA Health, Safety & Environment Forums, Perth
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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