NOPSEMA's national and international collaborations help develop regulatory excellence by sharing expertise, information, and best practice.

NOPSEMA seeks to reinforce its international standing and access to leading regulatory practice through its active involvement in various international forums and groups. Particular priority is given to the International Regulators' Forum (IRF) and the International Offshore Petroleum Environment Regulators (IOPER) group comprising regulatory bodies from leading international jurisdictions for offshore petroleum safety and environmental management.

Sharing information

The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (the OPGGS Act) provides for the using and sharing of offshore information or things with Australian agencies for particular purposes. NOPSEMA's sharing information with Australian and international agencies policy provides another mechanism for the using and sharing of internal information with international agencies.

International Regulators' Forum

The International Regulators' Forum is a group of 11 national health and safety regulators in the offshore oil and gas industry. Its purpose is to drive forward health and safety improvements in the sector through information sharing and collaboration on joint programmes.

NOPSEMA will host the International Regulators Offshore Safety Conference in Perth, Western Australia, in late 2021.

International Offshore Petroleum Environment Regulators

The International Offshore Petroleum Environment Regulators is a group of national regulators dedicated to raising environmental performance standards within the offshore petroleum exploration and production industry.

National Plan Strategic Coordination Committee (NPSCC)

Strategic coordination of the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies in Australian waters.

Australian Government National Plan Committee (AGNPC)

Coordination for the Australian Government arrangements under the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies.

Marine Pollution Preparedness and Response Technical Groups (MPPRTG)

A means for development of operational policy with respect to the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery for marine pollution incidents, in accordance with the National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies.

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Environment and Scientific Coordinators Workshop

Information exchange and knowledge-building on environmental aspects of oil spill response planning and decision making.

National Plan for Maritime Environmental Emergencies – state and industry arrangements

Maintaining and discussing existing state and industry arrangements for offshore petroleum environmental emergencies in West Australian, South Australian, Victorian, and adjacent Commonwealth waters.

North West Cape Cooperative Forum

Improving effectiveness and efficiency of oil spill preparedness and response in the North West Cape region of Western Australia.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) – Environment Affairs Committee

Facilitating high-level feedback and input with petroleum industry representatives on environmental compliance and NOPSEMA regulatory activities.

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) – various working groups

A network developed on an as-needs basis for strategic environmental management projects relevant to the offshore petroleum industry.

National Environmental Science Program (NESP)

Providing end-user perspectives on research priorities and proposals made under the National Science Program.

Western Australian Marine Science Institution (WAMSI) – Effects of Decommissioning Offshore Infrastructure

Steering committee to allow engagement between stakeholders relevant to decommissioning of offshore infrastructure. Provides a forum to ensure projects meet objectives in relation to decommissioning of offshore infrastructure.

Western Australian Premier’s Roundtable for Marine Science

Network developed with relevant sectoral leaders to identify mandate for, and direction of, change in marine science in Western Australia.

Western Australian Marine Science Institutions (WAMSI) Blueprint for Marine Science Initiative Implementation Strategy

A foundation for a long-term collaboration between all sectors operating in the marine environment.

Commonwealth Biosecurity Networks

Organised by the Department of Agriculture, this network facilitates stakeholder input on proposed changes to marine biosecurity arrangements in Australia.

Western Australian Marine Biosecurity Workshop

Facilitating stakeholders' input on successes, challenges, and developments in marine biosecurity management in Western Australia.

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