16 February, 2017
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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.
6 January, 2017
NOPSEMA has published a suite of guidance notes to assist titleholders to comply with their well integrity responsibilities following amendments made in 2016 to Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011.
22 December, 2016
NOPSEMA is seeking comment on a revised draft of the Diving Project Plan (DPP) Concordance Table.
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