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A message from the CEO

31 March, 2020

NOPSEMA responds to ensure risks to the offshore oil and gas sector continue to be managed and the wellbeing of offshore workers is prioritised.



COVID-19 industry preparedness

20 March, 2020

In response to the emerging COVID-19 issue NOPSEMA wrote to all offshore petroleum facility operators, requiring them to review their infectious disease management plans.


NOPSEMA update on COVID-19 situation

19 March, 2020

NOPSEMA is taking action to ensure that our important role as the offshore energy regulator continues effectively as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.



COVID-19 update

13 March, 2020

NOPSEMA is responding to the significant risk posed by the COVID-19 virus and its potential impact on the health of the offshore industry workplace.



Ending Equinor’s environment plan

4 March, 2020

On 27 February 2020, Equinor formally notified NOPSEMA to end the operation of their environment plan under which approval was granted for their proposal to carry out exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight.



Updated notification phone number

27 February, 2020

NOPSEMA has recently updated its notification phone number for all notifiable accidents, incidents and complaints to 1300 674 472.



NOPSEMA issues direction to Shell Australia Pty Ltd

29 January, 2020

On the 22 January 2020, NOPSEMA issued a general direction to Shell Australia in relation to increasing deficiencies with the Safety Management System regarding the isolation of plant and equipment to conduct intrusive activities at the Prelude FLNG facility.



Safety bulletin: Electric arc flash management

7 January, 2020

Electric arc flash accidents regularly cause injuries and fatalities to Australian electrical workers. To protect the health and safety of the offshore workforce, operators must ensure the risk of an arc flash is reduced to ALARP.


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