NOPSEMA is accepting comments from the public on the proposed environment plan by Equinor for their planned drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight. For more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA has released the Shell Crux Development Proposal for public comment.
For more information see the offshore project proposals page.
Due to heightened media interest regarding the Ichthys project, NOPSEMA has determined that it is in the public interest to publish information in relation to electrical equipment issues at the Ichthys facilities. For more information see the news and media page.
The independent body responsible for regulating Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry says offshore workers will be home safe for Christmas, after the industry recorded another year free of major accident events and fatalities. For more information see the news and media page.
APPEA has recently updated its Method for Estimating Levels of Financial Assurance. For more information see the financial assurance page.
The Transparency Taskforce has issued an end of year report on its achievements and upcoming milestones. To read the report or for more information see the news and media page.
NOPSEMA has published an Environment alert on detecting leaks and oil pollution at not normally attended facilities. To read the alert see the environment alerts page.
On 14 November 2018, NOPSEMA issued a Direction to PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd. For more information see the news and media page.
The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2017-18 (PDF 7.3MB) is now available following tabling in the Parliament of Australia.
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.
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.
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.
NOPSEMA has published a draft workplace arrangements guidance note for public comment. For more information see the news and media page.
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.
NOPSEMA has released its Annual Offshore Performance Report, for the year ending 31 December 2017. For more information see the news and media page.
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.
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.
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.
This quarterly magazine is intended to keep stakeholders informed of NOPSEMA’s activities and priorities, relevant legislative reform, and emerging industry issues.
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.
The Annual Offshore Performance Report 2017 (PDF 3.7MB) contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2017.
The Brochure - Introducing NOPSEMA - November 2018 (PDF 414KB) contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance.
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.
For more information about the offshore petroleum approvals process see the Community information page.
Equinor's draft environment plan for proposed drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight is open for public comment. For more information see the Open for comment page.
The Shell Crux Development Proposal is currently open for public comment. For more information see the Offshore project proposals page.
Improvement and prohibition notices are published within 21 days of issuance on the Published notices page.
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.
To notify NOPSEMA of an accident, dangerous occurrence, environmental or well integrity incident call (08) 6461 7090.
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15-17 May - Risk Engineering & Project Controls Conference 2019, Sydney
20 May - Source control workshop: Examining source control technologies and arrangement for a timely response, Perth
For more information about the workshop or to register visit appea.com.au.
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.
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