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Feature - Silver linings: COVID-19 results in stronger collaboration, better information sharing and quicker outcomes

Like many industries, the offshore oil and gas sector has responded to COVID-19 by adopting and applying new approaches to ensure critical business continuity and the health of its people under unprecedented and challenging circumstances. For more information see the news and media page.

Encouraging results from COVID-19 inspections 

NOPSEMA has completed a series of remote COVID-19 specific inspections. For more information see the news and media page.

Guidance on Damage to Safety Critical Equipment (DSCE)

Following the circulation of a discussion paper that was provided to industry for comment, NOPSEMA has now issued a guidance note. For more information see the news and media page.

Feature - Reducing the COVID-19 threat: effective regulatory approaches

When the potential risk of COVID-19 emerged in Australia, NOPSEMA responded quickly with proactive measures to regulate the offshore energy industry. For more information see the news and media page.


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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