8 May, 2017
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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
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
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.