NOPSEMA issues Direction to Esso Australia Resources
News announcement - Published 4 October, 2018
On 27 September 2018, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) issued Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (Esso) with a Direction requiring Esso to confirm to NOPSEMA that all electrical heat tracing equipment across 13 producing facilities is fit-for-purpose and meets relevant standards. The Direction follows three OHS improvement notices issued to Esso on 13 September 2018 in relation to two incidents involving the shorting of electrical tracing equipment on oil pumps on the West Tuna and Kingfish B platforms.
- occupational health & safety