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Well integrity

The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 commenced on 29 April 2011. NOPSEMA is responsible for the administration of the Well Operations Management Plans (WOMP) and approval of well activities' under Part 5 of these regulations.

Amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, effective from 28 April 2020 introduce additional NOPSEMA inspection powers to monitor and enforce compliance with well integrity laws, including compliance with well operations management plans.

NOPSEMA guidance note Well operations management plan content and level of detail guidance note provides information to assist titleholders on the content and level of detail to be included in WOMP submissions.

Submissions

Well operations management plans (WOMPs), well activity notifications and end of well abandonment reports should be submitted with the application form provided on the Submitting regulatory documents page and in compliance with Regulation 11A.01 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011.

All well activities, including production and suspension phases, need to be covered by an accepted well operations management plan (WOMP).  The WOMP needs to demonstrate to NOPSEMA how risks to well integrity will be managed to ALARP.

 

Well integrity compliance is monitored and regulated through inspections, investigations and enforcement action.

Page last updated: November 15, 2021 4:33pm