NOPSEMA has published a new information paper providing advice to titleholders on things to consider in the preparation of a five-year revision to an environment plan for long-term activities. For more information see the news and media page.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science has released a guideline regarding decommissioning obligations under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA recently collected survey data from facility operators and wells titleholders regarding the types of safety improvement initiatives being undertaken. To view the survey report see the Publications page.
NOPSEMA is pleased to invite expressions of interest from interested persons to join our newly established Community and Environment Reference Group (CERG). For more information see the news and media page.
In response to media reports regarding diving activity associated with the Inpex Ichthys project, NOPSEMA wishes to clarify the current status of regulatory actions. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA has taken OHS enforcement action against BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd, Diamond Offshore General Company, and Expro Group Australia Pty Ltd in relation to non-compliances associated with well abandonment activities carried out on the Ocean Monarch facility. For more information see the News & Media page.
Following a public comment period, NOPSEMA has finalised and published a new guidance note on offshore Medic qualifications. For more information see the occupational health section of the safety resources page.
The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, has announced a series of changes to implement the recommendations of the Offshore Petroleum Consultation and Transparency Review. For more information see the media release at minister.industry.gov.au.
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following an incident where the failure to fully understand a light well intervention safety system’s functionality caused two 1.6kg dropped objects. For more information see Safety Alert #67.
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.
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.
See the Community Information page for helpful information about the offshore petroleum approval process.
Environmental reference cases open for public comment are published at 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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20 February - APPEA Connect Series - The 'Best' Approach to Decommissioning
14-16 March - Australasian Oil and Gas Conference, Perth
20-23 March - Offshore Technology Conference Asia, Kuala Lumpur
30 April-3 May - Offshore Technology Conference, Houston
14-17 May - APPEA Conference and Exhibition, Adelaide
5-8 June - International Regulators' Forum Annual General Meeting and Conference, Aberdeen
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