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NOPSEMA issues Direction to PTTEP

On 14 November 2018, NOPSEMA issued a Direction to PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd. For more information see the news and media page.


NOPSEMA Annual Report 2017-18

The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 7.3MB) is now available following tabling in the Parliament of Australia.


Public consultation: Environment consultation and transparency reform 

The Australian Government is holding a series of public consultation sessions to discuss proposed amendments to the Environment Regulations. The amendments seek to improve the consultation and transparency requirements for offshore oil and gas activities in Commonwealth waters. To participate visit industry.gov.au.


Public consultation: Review of decommissioning framework 

The Australian Government has commenced a review of the legislative and regulatory framework for decommissioning offshore petroleum infrastructure in Commonwealth waters. To participate visit industry.gov.au.


NOPSEMA issues Direction to Esso Australia Resources 

On 27 September 2018, NOPSEMA issued Esso Australia Resources with a Direction in relation to electrical heat tracing equipment. For more information see the news and media page.


Open for comment: Draft workplace arrangements guidance note

NOPSEMA has published a draft workplace arrangements guidance note for public comment. For more information see the news and media page.


NOPSEMA concludes compliance monitoring of the Baleen seismic survey

NOPSEMA has concluded its compliance monitoring of the Baleen 2D HR Seismic Survey conducted by Asset Energy Pty Ltd (Asset Energy) in petroleum title PEP-11. For more information see the news and media page.


Surge in hours worked and commissioning activity for offshore oil and gas in 2017

NOPSEMA has released its Annual Offshore Performance Report, for the year ending 31 December 2017. For more information see the news and media page.


NOPSEMA issues Direction to Triangle Energy 

On 25 July 2018, NOPSEMA issued a Direction to Triangle Energy in relation to an incident on the Cliff Head Alpha offshore platform. For more information see the news and media page.


Managing activities that may affect Australian marine parks

NOPSEMA has worked closely with Parks Australia to develop and publish new guidance for titleholders managing offshore petroleum activities that may affect Australian marine parks. For more information see the news and media page.


Have your say: Environment plan assessment guidance

In response to stakeholder feedback, NOPSEMA has extended the public comment period to 31 August 2018. For more information see the news and media page.

Publications

the Regulator | Issue 3: 2018

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 3 - 2018


  • Message from the Chief Executive
  • Engaging with stakeholders on environmental management
  • Community questions on offshore petroleum 
  • Improving relationships between seismic survey operators and the seafood industry 
  • Exposure to H2S — Are you prepared?
  • Improving environmental impact assessments for seismic surveys 
  • New publication requirements for environment plans 
  • Preventing the recurrence of water jetting incidents 
  • Having your say about proposed offshore petroleum activities
  • Opportunities to contribute to future regulatory reform
  • Industry acts to address tolerance of DP systems to human error 
  • NOPSEMA’s expectations of industry to improve oil spill response 
  • Find one fix many: Offshore potable (drinking) water systems 
  • Source control workshop and Spillcon2019: Participation opportunities 
  • Sharing knowledge about the marine environment 
  • NOPSEMA’s inspection priorities  
  • Workplace arrangements: What is required of operators and employers? 
  • Managing biosecurity risks
  • Overcoming scientific uncertainty and oil spill preparedness challenges 
  • The importance of safe diving operations 
  • Reporting of accidents and dangerous occurrences 
  • NOPSEMA letters to go digital
  • Quarterly performance dataset 
  • Schedule of events

Requirements for consultation and public comment

The Brochure - Requirements for consultation and public comment on petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters - August 2018 (PDF 165KB) provides an overview of the environment plan consultation and offshore project proposal public comment requirements for petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters.


Annual offshore performance report

The Annual Offshore Performance Report 2017 (PDF 3.7MB) contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2017.


Introducing NOPSEMA

The Brochure - Introducing NOPSEMA - November 2018 (PDF 414KB) contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance.


NOPSEMA annual report 2017–18

The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 7.3MB) contains information covering the authority's operations and activities conducted during the year ending 30 June 2018.

Open for comment

NOPSEMA welcomes comment and feedback on its draft workplace arrangements guidance note by 19 November 2018.

Community Information

For more information about the offshore petroleum approvals process see the Community Information page.

Consultation

PUBLISHED NOTICES

Improvement and prohibition notices are published within 21 days of issuance on the Published Notices page

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. 

INCIDENT NOTIFICATION

To notify NOPSEMA of an accident, dangerous occurrence, environmental or well integrity incident call (08) 6461 7090.

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UPCOMING Events 2018

May 2019

20-24 May - Spillcon 2019 - Perth

27-30 May - APPEA 2019 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.

Careers

A career with NOPSEMA provides a challenging and rewarding opportunity to play a key role in protecting offshore workers and marine environments through the independent and professional regulation of safety, well integrity and environmental management of Australia’s offshore petroleum industry.

NOPSEMA is held in high regard and its teams have diverse professional backgrounds and talents. We recruit widely to find high calibre candidates, from both domestic and international markets, who use their skills to influence risk management by industry across a range of petroleum activities.

Find out more about a career with NOPSEMA and build on your professional skills to make a real difference.