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NOPSEMA publishes examples of better practice

NOPSEMA is sharing responses from offshore facility operators specific to managing risks associated with COVID-19. For more information see the news and media page.

New oil pollution incidents policy

NOPSEMA has published a policy on regulatory compliance monitoring, enforcement and intervention for offshore oil pollution incidents. For more information see the news and media page.

Open for Comment: Amulet Development Offshore Project Proposal 

NOPSEMA has released the Amulet Development Offshore Project Proposal for public comment. For more information see the news and media page.

New Chair appointed to NOPSEMA Advisory Board

NOPSEMA has joined the Minister for Resources, Keith Pitt, in congratulating Ken Fitzpatrick on his appointment as Chair of the NOPSEMA Advisory Board for a three year term from 5 September, 2020. For more information see the news and media page.

Innovation grants available to help better protect whales

A collaborative project involving NOPSEMA and the Australian Antarctic Division has been shortlisted for development through the Australian Government’s Business Research and Innovation Initiative (BRII). For more information see the news and media page.

NOPSEMA publishes Offshore Project Proposal for Crux Development Project 

On 6 August 2020, NOPSEMA published the accepted Offshore Project Proposal for Shell Australia Crux Development project. For more information see the news and media page.

NOPSEMA accepts Shell Crux Offshore Project Proposal 

NOPSEMA has accepted an Offshore Project Proposal from Shell Australia to develop the Crux gas field. For more information see the news and media page.


The Regulator | Issue 2: 2020

The COVID-19 Special Edition of NOPSEMA’s quarterly magazine – The Regulator – is now available! This quarterly magazine is intended to keep stakeholders informed of NOPSEMA’s activities and priorities, relevant legislative reform, and emerging industry issues.

Issue 2 2020 Cover Page

UPCOMING Events 2020


OWI AUS Western Australia Decommissioning Webinar

On 16th September at 2pm AWST NOSPEMA will join leading well intervention experts including Cooper Energy, Helix Energy Solutions and TMT, to share and discuss insights into regulatory updates, vessel movement and new technologies for shaping the future of plugging and abandonment in Western Australia. 

To ensure you are accessing crucial updates and are aware of vessel and technology movement in the region, join the webinar here.


OTC Asia 2020; 2-6 November, Online


IRF Conference; Perth, Western Australia 

Due to ongoing health concerns regarding the global COVID-19 pandemic, the IRF Conference is postponed. A new date for the later half of 2021 will be communicated in due time. 

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.


Stay informed of NOPSEMA's response and actions on the dedicated COVID-19 page.


Offshore project proposals, exploration environment plans and guidance documents open for public comment are published on our consultation hub.

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. 


To notify NOPSEMA of an accident, dangerous occurrence, environmental or well integrity incident call:

1300 674 472


Directions, improvement and prohibition notices are published within 21 days of issuance on the Published directions and notices page.


To make a regulatory submission to NOPSEMA see the Submissions page.  


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