NOPSEMA is hosting a series of open days to assist stakeholders in better understanding the environmental management approvals process. For more information see the News and Media page.
NOPSEMA has published a series of new decision-making guidelines to provide insight into the regulator's deliberative processes. The guidelines are now open for comment. For more information see the News and Media page.
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note in relation to petroleum safety zones (PSZ) and the area to be avoided (ATBA) primarily for owners and operators of commercial fishing vessels working in the Bass Strait and other areas where there is petroleum infrastructure. To read the guidance note see the Petroleum Safety Zones page.
NOPSEMA is seeking comment on a new guideline on when to submit a proposed revision of an environment plan. For more information or to read the guideline see the News and Media page.
On 28 September 2016, NOPSEMA requested further information from BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) relating to their environment plan for drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight. On 28 October, NOPSEMA granted a request from BP for an extension to the timeframe to provide this information. See the News and Media page for more information.
NOPSEMA is aware of the announcement by BP Developments Australia (BP) on 11 October that it will not be progressing its exploration drilling programme in the Great Australian Bight. This decision by BP not to proceed with plans to drill exploration wells is a commercial decision for the company, and questions regarding the decision should be addressed to BP. See the News and Media page for more information.
On 28 September 2016, NOPSEMA requested further information from BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) relating to their environment plan for drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight. The requested information is expected to be provided by 28 October 2016, at which time NOPSEMA will recommence the assessment. BP can request an extension of this timeframe if required. See the News and Media page for more information.
Contains information broadly outlining NOPSEMA's history, jurisdiction, legislation, regulatory functions and governance. To view the Introducing NOPSEMA brochure click here.
Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2015. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.
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. To view the Offshore petroleum environmental approvals brochure click here.
The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2015-16 has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. To view the NOPSEMA Annual Report 2015-16 click here.
Contains information broadly outlining the decision-making process for decommissioning offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters. To view the decommissioning brochure click here.
The HSR Handbook has been revised and updated to provide HSRs with concise and easy-to-read guidance. To view the latest HSR Handbook click here.
13 December - Offshore petroleum environmental approvals open day, Perth
To register for this event click here.
14-17 May - 2017 APPEA Conference and Exhibition, Perth
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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