NOPSEMA is seeking feedback on its guidance documents relating to the assessment of environment plans. All comments should be provided by 20 July 2018. For more information see the open for comment page.
His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia has announced the appointment of Ms Erica Smyth as a Companion of the Order of Australia. For more information see the news and media page.
Following a review of NOPSEMA's brief of evidence, in relation to alleged breaches by Technip Oceania Pty Ltd of provisions of the OPGGS Safety Regulations, the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has made the decision to commence prosecution. For more information see the news and media page.
Registrations are now open for an information session on the progress of improvements to consultation and transparency in the offshore petroleum regulatory regime. Further information and registration details are available here.
NOPSEMA has published an information paper on complex decision making as part of the human factors information papers series. For further information see the Human factors information page.
Following the recent completion of the Baleen 2D HR Seismic Survey, NOPSEMA continues to monitor compliance of Asset Energy to ensure they meet all their obligations under the Environment Plan and General Direction issued in relation to the survey. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA has progressed its investigation following a total of seven complaints regarding saturation diving operations being conducted by DOF Subsea Australia Pty Ltd as part of the Inpex Operations Australia Pty Ltd - Ichthys project. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA recently conducted a workshop to communicate lessons learned from recent inspections of contracted equipment on mobile offshore drilling units (MODU) facilities, and to identify and promulgate good industry practices and regulatory expectations in the area. For more information see the news and media page.
On 29 March 2018 NOPSEMA issued a general direction to Asset Energy Pty Ltd in relation to the proposed Baleen 2D seismic survey offshore NSW. For more information see the news and media page.
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 743KB) contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance.
The Brochure - Offshore petroleum environmental approvals - May 2017 (PDF 501KB) 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.
For more information about the offshore petroleum approvals process see the Community Information page.
NOPSEMA is seeking feedback on its environment plan assessment guidance. All comments should be provided by 20 July 2018.
Offshore project proposals (OPP's) open for public comment are published on the Offshore Project Proposal - Public comment page.
Improvement and prohibition notices are published within 21 days of issuance on the Published Notices page.
To notify NOPSEMA of an accident, dangerous occurrence, environmental or well integrity incident call (08) 6461 7090.
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26-27 June - Hazards Australia Conference, Perth
27 June - Working towards transparency in offshore petroleum information session, Perth
Further information and registration details are available here.
1-5 July - Australian Marine Sciences Association Conference, Adelaide
20-21 August - 10th Annual Prosafe 2018, Melbourne
23-25 October - SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane
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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