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21 December, 2016
On 20 December 2016, BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd withdrew their environment plan submissions for their Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Program and their Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Programme (Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1).
19 December, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new safety alert following recent inspections where NOPSEMA has identified a trend in the standard of audits conducted on diving systems and equipment.
12 December, 2016
NOPSEMA today announced the appointment of Derrick O’Keeffe as the Head of Division for Safety and Integrity.
9 December, 2016
NOPSEMA is hosting a series of open days to assist stakeholders in better understanding the environmental management approvals process.
11 November, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note in relation to petroleum safety zones (PSZ) and the area to be avoided (ATBA) primarily for owners and operators of commercial fishing vessels working in the Bass Strait and other areas where there is petroleum infrastructure.
10 November, 2016
NOPSEMA has developed a guideline in consultation with an industry working group on when a change is likely to trigger the requirement to submit a proposed revision of the environment plan.
28 October, 2016
On 28 September 2016, NOPSEMA requested further information from BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) relating to their environment plan for drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight.
11 October, 2016
NOPSEMA is aware of the announcement by BP Developments Australia (BP) on 11 October that it will not be progressing its exploration drilling programme in the Great Australian Bight. This decision by BP not to proceed with plans to drill exploration wells is a commercial decision for the company, and questions regarding the decision should be addressed to BP.
28 September, 2016
On 28 September 2016, NOPSEMA requested further information from BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) relating to their environment plan for drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight. The requested information is expected to be provided by 28 October 2016, at which time NOPSEMA...
16 September, 2016
NOPSEMA has advised BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd that it will be taking additional time to assess the company’s environment plan proposing the drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight.
13 September, 2016
On 2 August 2016, the Fair Work Commission dismissed the proceedings against the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority commenced by Sedco Forex International Inc.
12 September, 2016
In response to media reporting and related commentary, regarding potential safety concerns of some offshore oil and gas drilling equipment, NOPSEMA wishes to clarify actions taken in Australia regarding this matter.
5 September, 2016
NOPSEMA has updated its HSR Handbook. The latest version has been revised and updated to provide HSRs with concise and easy-to-read guidance that is of value to both new and experienced representatives.
24 August, 2016
NOPSEMA has published its second environment alert, addressing issues arising from a failure to comply with environmental management requirements due to titleholder asset ownership changes.
23 August, 2016
NOPSEMA is developing its Compliance Strategy as an overarching strategic policy document outlining the framework and principles applied by the regulator in undertaking its regulatory activities. NOPSEMA welcomes feedback on the strategy by 14 October 2016.