Following a public comment period, NOPSEMA has finalised and published a new guidance note on transfers of operational control. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA has published for public comment the first environmental reference case covering the management of sewage, grey-water and putrescible wastes from offshore petroleum activities. For more information see NOPSEMA's media release.
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following three notifications in less 90 days of dangerous occurrences involving personnel performing electrical work which could have resulted in electric shock or electrocution. For more information see Safety Alert #66.
NOPSEMA’s Safety and Integrity Division is currently seeking OHS Regulatory Specialists and Well Integrity Specialists. For more information and how to apply for these vacancies see the Careers page.
NOPSEMA has identified some operators are employing offshore medics with insufficient qualifications to deal with emergency medical situations. To ensure operators are aware of their obligations on this matter, NOPSEMA has published draft guidance, which is open for comment on the Safety Case Guidance Notes page until 31 October 2017.
Following the consideration of industry comment, NOPSEMA has published a new safety case guidance note to assist vessel facility operators in addressing hydrocarbon hazards and providing the appropriate information in the associated safety case or safety case revision. To access the report see the Safety case guidance notes page.
NOPSEMA has published the final report for our Stakeholder Engagement and Transparency work program. We will continue to progress initiatives through the newly established Transparency Taskforce. To access the final report of for more information see the Stakeholder engagement and transparency page.
NOPSEMA has released the first Offshore Project Proposal for public comment. For more information see NOPSEMA's media release.
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following an incident where a failed instrument line resulted in the release of the gas-lift inventory from the well annulus. To read the safety alert see the Safety alert page.
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.
This quarterly magazine 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 2016-17 (PDF 6.6MB) contains information covering the authority's operations and activities conducted during the year ending 30 June 2017.
The Smoothing the transition to increased transparency brochure - July 2017 (PDF 875KB) provides an overview of the proposed work streams to be pursued by the transparency taskforce and a summary of the environment plan 'reference case' concept.
See the Community Information page for helpful information about the offshore petroleum approval process.
Environmental reference case covering the management of sewage, grey-water and putrescible wastes from offshore petroleum activities. Public comment period closes 5pm AWST 2 Decemember 2017. See https://referencecases.nopsema.gov.au.
Offshore project proposals (OPP's) open for public comment are published on the Offshore Project Proposal - Public comment page.
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