Petroleum environmental inspections

NOPSEMA has a legislated function to develop effective monitoring and enforcement strategies to ensure compliance by offshore petroleum titleholders with their obligations under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (Environment Regulations).

NOPSEMA is committed to undertaking petroleum environmental inspections in a planned, coordinated fashion; adhering to regulatory processes efficiently and effectively. In order to ensure this occurs, NOPSEMA has developed a petroleum environmental inspection policy which it will apply when undertaking its regulatory function.

NOPSEMA has implemented mechanisms to ensure efficient use of resources and will establish a petroleum environmental inspection program for each financial year. In programming inspections NOPSEMA will apply a consistent risk-based methodology.