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6 August, 2014
The Department of Industry and Science is conducting consultation sessions with interested stakeholders on the draft amendments to Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011. T
16 June, 2014
NOPSEMA is continuing to investigate the accident which claimed the the lives of two members of the workforce during drilling operations on the Stena Clyde mobile offshore drilling unit on 27 August 2012.
7 April, 2014
The Department of Industry is currently undertaking a review of Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011
7 April, 2014
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) today released its 2013 Annual offshore performance report; a yearly stocktake of risk management by the Australian offshore petroleum industry.
7 April, 2014
Technip has been convicted and fined by the Perth Magistrates Court following specific health and safety breaches
10 October, 2013
The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET) has released draft Terms of Reference for the proposed structure of a strategic assessment of the environmental management authorisation process for petroleum activities administered by NOPSEMA.
31 July, 2013
NOPSEMA has provided written comment to Channel Nine's '60 Minutes' relating to the program’s story on oil spill response measures.
17 June, 2013
NOPSEMA has published updated guidance to clarify the noise exposure standards that will be enforced under the Safety Regulations.
27 May, 2013
NOPSEMA’s Annual offshore performance report identifies inadequate design specification and procedures not being followed as prevalent causes of offshore petroleum incidents.
5 April, 2013
NOPSEMA is a proud supporter of the International Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness Conference (Spillcon) in Cairns. While in Cairns on 8 April, NOPSEMA will facilitate the Offshore Petroleum Forum on spill preparedness and response to identify ways to improve oil spill capability between industry and government.
14 March, 2013
The Operational and Scientific Monitoring Programs (OSMP) Information Paper was released for public comment in December 2012. If you intend to review the document please email your comments to OSMP@nopsema.gov.au by 31 March 2013 to ensure that your input can be considered prior to finalisation of the document.
31 August, 2012
Media Release - Successful prosecution over Montara platform blowout - 31 August 2012 (PDF 129KB)
29 August, 2012
Media release - Independent investigation into fatal accident on Stena Clyde - 29 Aug 2012 (PDF 97KB)
25 May, 2012
Media release - Release of Varanus Island incident report - 25 May 2012 (PDF 127KB)
11 May, 2012
Media release - Report flags safety lessons for offshore petroleum industry - 11 May 2012 (PDF 126KB)