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21 December, 2017
NOPSEMA has taken OHS enforcement action against BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd, Diamond Offshore General Company, and Expro Group Australia Pty Ltd in relation to non-compliances associated with well abandonment activities carried out on the Ocean Monarch facility.
28 November, 2017
The Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, Senator the Hon Matt Canavan, has announced a series of changes to implement the recommendations of the Offshore Petroleum Consultation and Transparency Review.
24 November, 2017
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following an incident where the failure to fully understand a light well intervention safety system’s functionality caused two 1.6kg dropped objects.
6 November, 2017
Following a public comment period, NOPSEMA has finalised and published a new guidance note on transfers of operational control.
3 November, 2017
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has published for public comment the first environmental reference case covering the management of sewage, grey-water and putrescible wastes from offshore petroleum activities.
23 October, 2017
NOPSEMA has published a safety alert following three notifications in less 90 days of dangerous occurrences involving personnel performing electrical work which could have resulted in electric shock or electrocution.
9 August, 2017
NOPSEMA has published the final report for our Stakeholder Engagement and Transparency work program. We will continue to progress initiatives through the newly established Transparency Taskforce.
13 July, 2017
NOPSEMA has released the first Offshore Project Proposal for public comment.
23 June, 2017
On 21 June 2017, NOPSEMA issued PTTEP Australasia with an improvement notice relating to environmental management non-compliance associated with its Montara operations.
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NOPSEMA has published for comment a draft guidance note to assist incoming and existing titleholders (relevant parties) in maintaining compliance with regulatory requirements when there is a change to the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.