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25 July, 2019
NOPSEMA has published a discussion paper on 'damage to safety critical equipment' for public comment. Interested stakeholders are encouraged to have their say, with the view to incorporating feedback and recommendations from the paper to form new guidance.
27 June, 2019
Today, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) requested further information from Equinor on its environment plan for their proposed petroleum exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight.
28 May, 2019
NOPSEMA has released its Annual offshore performance report. The report provides a summary of safety and environmental performance of Australia's offshore petroleum industry for the 2018 calendar year.
17 May, 2019
NOPSEMA has advised Equinor that it is unable to make a decision on their environment plan for proposed exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight within the initial 30 day assessment period.
24 April, 2019
NOPSEMA has received an environment plan submission from Equinor for its proposed drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight.
27 March, 2019
Amendments to the Environment Regulations to increase the transparency of offshore oil and gas environment plans will come into force from 25 April 2019. From this date draft environment plans submitted to NOPSEMA will be published prior to regulatory assessment, and a 30 day public comment period will apply to environment plans for seismic surveys and exploratory drilling.
26 March, 2019
To facilitate a smooth transition to transparency, NOPSEMA has published guidance for comment.
21 March, 2019
The public comment period for Equinor's draft environment plan has now closed.
20 March, 2019
Following a consultation period, NOPSEMA has recently published a new guidance note on workplace arrangements.
18 March, 2019
Interested persons are encouraged to make submissions on Equinor’s proposed environment plan for drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight, before the public comment period closes on 20 March at 11:59 PM AEDT.
15 March, 2019
Recent media reporting has highlighted NOPSEMA's attendance at a South Australian Parliamentary event relevant to the safe and environmentally responsible regulation of energy activities offshore South Australia. NOPSEMA provides this statement on the event and our participation.
12 March, 2019
In recognition of the important contribution of HSRs, a two day HSR Forum is planned to take place on 12-13 June 2019 in Perth.
6 March, 2019
NOPSEMA has published a draft operational risk assessments guidance note for public comment. All comments should be emailed to email@example.com no later than COB 29 March 2019.
22 February, 2019
In May, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) and NOPSEMA in collaboration with International Offshore Petroleum Environment Regulators’ Forum (IOPER) will host the premier global source control event.
19 February, 2019
From today NOPSEMA is accepting comments from the public on the proposed environment plan by Equinor for their planned drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight.