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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.
19 August, 2016
On 19 August 2016, NOPSEMA granted a request from BP for an extension to the 31 December 2016 for resubmission of their Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Program environment plan.
18 August, 2016
NOPSEMA is seeking comment on a new draft guidance note in relation to petroleum safety zones (PSZ) and the area to be avoided (ATBA) primarily for owners and operators of commercial fishing vessels working in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.
16 August, 2016
NOPSEMA has published updated information relating to Offshore project proposals (OPP) submitted under the Environment Regulations. This includes the release of the OPP Assessment Policy, updates to the existing Information Paper on the public comment process and guidance note on OPP content requirements.
12 July, 2016
On 16 May 2016, NOPSEMA provided BP an opportunity to modify and resubmit their environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight.
27 June, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new safety alert following a recent incident where a vessel facility lost position while diving activities were being conducted approximately 130 metres from a hydrocarbon facility.
15 June, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a suite of new well integrity guidance following amendments to Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011.
13 June, 2016
NOPSEMA has released its Annual offshore performance report containing key industry performance data for the 2015 calendar.