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New well integrity guidance

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.

New PSZ and ATBA guidance

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.

BP announcement on plans for 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.

Equipment integrity in offshore oil and gas operations

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.

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