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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NOPSEMA is seeking comment on a new draft guidance note in relation to petroleum safety zones (PSZ) and the area to be avoided (ATBA) primarily for owners and operators of commercial fishing vessels working in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.
16 May, 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. If BP accepts this opportunity, the modified plan is expected to be resubmitted by 15 July, at which time NOPSEMA will recommence the assessment.
13 May, 2016
As part of NOPSEMA's commitment to continuous improvement in the use of digital technology and to reduce regulatory burden on industry, NOPSEMA has developed a new online submission portal for environment plans and financial assurance documents.
13 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new brochure on the offshore petroleum environmental regulatory process in Commonwealth waters.
4 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guideline describing how it considers consultation requirements when assessing an environment plan.
3 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note on emergency planning, the last of a planned suite.
3 May, 2016
NOPSEMA has published a new guidance note providing a cross reference of safety case content requirements with the specific guidance notes which address them.
12 April, 2016
On 2 May, NOPSEMA is co-hosting a half day workshop for industry and regulators on the oil spill preparedness topic of ‘How Much is Enough?’.