Compliance strategy

NOPSEMA is developing its Compliance Strategy as a strategic policy document that outlines the compliance framework and principles applied by NOPSEMA in undertaking our regulatory activities. The strategy aims to ensure that offshore petroleum activities are carried out in a safe and environmentally responsible way by encouraging, monitoring and enforcing compliance with the law.

NOPSEMA’s approach to compliance is reflected in our core and non-core regulatory activities comprising advice and promotion, assessment, inspection, investigation, and enforcement. The Compliance Strategy explains the linkages between these activities and how regulatory intelligence is used to improve safety and environmental outcomes.

The below diagram indicates the overarching nature of the Compliance Strategy in relation to other key NOPSEMA policies.

Compliance strategy diagram

Stakeholder feedback

NOPSEMA released a Compliance Strategy Consultation Package for stakeholder review in August 2016 and requested feedback by 14 October 2016. We thank those stakeholders who have provided input into this process. Stakeholder feedback is currently under review and this page will be updated in due course.