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NOPSEMA undertakes staged return to physical offshore inspections

NOPSEMA is implementing a staged return to physical inspections at offshore oil and gas facilities in line with appropriate protocols to manage health risks associated with COVID-19. For more information see the news and media page.

Update on Technip prosecution 

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has successfully appealed a decision by the Magistrates Court of Western Australia in relation to Technip Australia Pty Ltd. For more information see the news and media page.

Update on DOF investigation and prosecution

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has recently commenced legal proceedings against DOF Subsea Australia Pty Ltd in relation to an investigation conducted by NOPSEMA. For more information see the news and media page.

Open for comment: draft revision of diving guideline

Following input received from diving contractors and other interested parties late last year, NOPSEMA has published a draft revision to the diving guideline for public comment. This draft revision is the first step of the review process. For more information see the news and media page.

Environment bulletin: Recording and reporting MMO data 

NOPSEMA has published a bulletin to clarify Australian Government requirements for the recording and reporting of marine fauna sighting information. For more information see the Recording and reporting marine mammal observer (MMO) data bulletin.

NOPSEMA invites expressions of interest 

NOPSEMA is pleased to invite expressions of interest from interested persons to join our established Community and Environment Reference Group (CERG). For more information see the news and media page.

Have your say: NOPSEMA policy on the requirement to remove equipment and property

Interested stakeholders are reminded and encouraged to review the policy and provide comment by no later than Tuesday, 9 June 2020.


The Regulator | Issue 1: 2020

The new-look Regulator magazine 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.


UPCOMING Events 2020


OTC Asia 2020; 17-19 August, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 


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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