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20 June, 2017
NOPSEMA has published for comment a draft guidance note to assist incoming and existing titleholders (relevant parties) in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements when there is a change to the titleholder with operational control of a well or petroleum activity.
30 May, 2017
NOPSEMA has launched a dedicated Community Information section on its website where the community can find information on the offshore petroleum approval process.
15 May, 2017
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has released its Annual Offshore Performance Report, for the year ending 31 December 2016.
9 May, 2017
On 19 April 2017, NOPSEMA’s issued Esso Australia Pty Ltd an Environmental Improvement Notice for failing to follow the procedures for obtaining a representative sample of spilt oil in accordance with their accepted environment plan.
8 May, 2017
NOPSEMA has recently published an information paper on critical task analysis as part of the human factors information papers series. This series of guidance provides information about the way organisational, individual, and job factors influence human reliability.
11 April, 2017
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following an incident where two collared eyebolts failed during lifting operations resulting in a 21.7 tonne diverter falling up to 1.8 metres to the facility floor.
6 April, 2017
A recent NOPSEMA inspection identified maintenance on safety-critical equipment was not carried out consistent with commitments made in the facility safety case. As a result, NOPSEMA took action to prevent a potential major incident risking health and safety. For more information see the Published notices page and refer to notices 639, 640, 641 and 642.
5 April, 2017
NOPSEMA recently updated its Environment plan decision making guideline following a public comment period and further consultation with organisation that provided written submissions.
27 March, 2017
NOPSEMA has finalised its review of stakeholder feedback on the compliance strategy and associated policies.
14 March, 2017
NOPSEMA is now seeking feedback to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives implemented as part of our Stakeholder Engagement and Transparency Strategic Improvement Program.
13 March, 2017
Following the consideration of industry comment, NOPSEMA has published a new safety case guidance note to assist vessel facility operators in addressing external hydrocarbon hazards and providing the appropriate information in the associated safety case or safety case revision.
16 February, 2017
NOPSEMA has revised its Oil pollution risk management information paper to provide insight into the regulatory requirements for developing an acceptable EP and OPEP. The paper is now open for industry comment.
9 February, 2017
NOPSEMA has revised the Diving Project Plan (DPP) Concordance Table (FM1453), incorporating stakeholder feedback, where appropriate.
2 February, 2017
On 1 February 2017, NOPSEMA was informed by Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd of an identified oil sheen adjacent to the West Tuna platform in the Bass Strait, 45km off the Gippsland coast, Victoria.
31 January, 2017
From 1 February 2017, all outgoing regulatory communications from NOPSEMA will only be sent via electronic means.