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The Regulator magazine

The Regulator is NOPSEMA's online quarterly magazine. It is intended to keep stakeholders informed of NOPSEMA’s activities and priorities, relevant legislative reform, and emerging industry issues. To receive the online version subscribe here or to request a printed copy email communications@nopsema.gov.au.

The Regulator Issue 1 2017

Latest issue: the Regulator | Issue 4: 2017 (PDF 2.4MB)

In this issue:

  • Message from the Chief Executive
  • The Regulator evolving: focus areas and the pathways to improvement
  • Continuous improvement in vessel safety cases 
  • Good industry practice in the construction of HPHT wells
  • Verifying safety features of light well intervention systems during commissioning
  • DP systems’ tolerance to human error: an international collaboration
  • Work management review following recent incidents
  • Whole body vibration hazards
  • NOPSEMA concerned about misuse of ‘management of change
  • Expressions of interest: Community and environment reference group
  • Improving access to environmental management information
  • Preparing your EP five-year revision?
  • NOPSEMA participates in Australia’s largest oil spill response exercise
  • New guidance on transfer of operational control
  • NOPSEMA participates in international diving seminar
  • IRF maintains focus on industry performance
  • Quarterly performance dataset - Q3 2017
  • Schedule of events 

Previous issues of the Regulator

2017

the Regulator | Issue 4: 2017 (PDF 2.4MB)

the Regulator - Issue #3 2017 (PDF 2.1MB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2017 (PDF 3.3MB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2017 (PDF 1.8MB)

2016

the Regulator - Issue #3 2016 (PDF 7.8MB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2016 (PDF 1.4MB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2016 (PDF 1.3MB)

2015

the Regulator - Issue #4 2015 (PDF 1.5MB)

the Regulator - Issue #3 2015 (PDF 995KB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2015 (PDF 929KB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2015 (PDF 1.2MB)

2014

The Regulator - Issue #6 2014 (PDF 1.4MB)

the Regulator - Issue #5 2014 (PDF 690KB)

the Regulator - Issue #4 2014 (PDF 966KB)

the Regulator - Issue #3 2014 (PDF 703KB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2014 (PDF 857KB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2014 (PDF 924KB)

2013

the Regulator - Issue #6 2013 (PDF 1.7MB)

the Regulator - Issue #5 2013 (PDF 1.2MB)

the Regulator - Issue #4 2013 (PDF 630KB)

the Regulator - Issue #3 2013 (PDF 1.1MB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2013 (PDF 1.1MB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2013 (PDF 1.4MB)

2012

the Regulator - Issue #6 2012 (PDF 2.8MB)

the Regulator - Issue #5 2012 (PDF 3.6MB)

the Regulator - Issue #4 2012 (PDF 2.9MB)

the Regulator - Issue #3 2012 (PDF 2.2MB)

the Regulator - Issue #2 2012 (PDF 3.8MB)

the Regulator - Issue #1 2012 (PDF 3.8MB)

Annual offshore performance reports

Image Annual offshore performance report 2016

This report provides a stocktake of industry performance for the calendar year and includes data and regulatory information collected by NOPSEMA on injuries and fatalities, incidents, inspections, assessments, investigations and enforcements from offshore petroleum operations in the NOPSEMA’s jurisdiction.

 

Annual offshore performance report 2016 (PDF 6.5MB)

Annual offshore performance report 2015 (PDF 6.7MB)

Annual offshore performance report 2014 (PDF 7.4MB)

Annual offshore performance report 2013 (PDF 3.4MB)

Annual offshore performance report 2012 (PDF 5.3MB)

Brochures and factsheets

 Introducing NOPSEMA

Offshore petroleum environmental approvals

Decommissioning offshore petroleum facilities in Commonwealth waters

Introducing NOPSEMA

Offshore petroleum environmental approvals

Decomissioning

Clarifying arrangements for environmental regulation of petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters

Requirements for effective consultation on petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters

Environmental management and the offshore petroleum lifecycle

Clarifying arrangements for environmental regulation of petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters Requirements for effective consultation on petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters Environmental management and the offshore petroleum lifecycle

Offshore petroleum well integrity approvals 

Objective-based regulation

Oil spill modelling at a glance

 
Image - Offshore petroleum well intregrity approvals

Introducing NOPSEMA

Offshore petroleum environmental approvals

Annual reports

NOPSEMA's annual report is prepared in accordance with Section 690 of the OPGGS Act and section 46 of the PGPA Act. The report covers NOPSEMA's operations and activities conducted during the financial year ending 30 June. The report is tabled in both Houses of Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia and is made available to the Commonwealth Minister for Resources and Northern Australia, the relevant state and Northern Territory ministers, the offshore petroleum industry, its workforce and the public.

NOPSEMA annual report 2015 16

 

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2016-17 (PDF 6.6MB)

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2015-16 (PDF 2.6MB)

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2014-15 (PDF 850KB)

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2013-14 (PDF 1.7MB)

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2012-13 (PDF 2.3MB)

NOPSEMA Annual Report 2011-12 (PDF 5.2MB)

 

HSR Handbook: A guide for health and safety representatives in Australia's offshore petroleum industry

Since its first publication, the HSR Handbook has proved to be a useful tool in assisting HSRs to understand their role as it relates to the legislation. This latest edition of the handbook has been revised and updated to provide concise and easy-to-read guidance that is of value to both new and experienced HSRs. For more information about HSRs see the Health and Safety Representatives page.

HSR Handbook Cover

 

Survey reports - Safety improvement initiatives 

In 2012, NOPSEMA collected survey data from facility operators regarding the types of safety performance improvement initiatives being implemented at the time. A modified version of the survey was then re-administered in 2017 in consultation with the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, the International Association of Drilling Contractors, and International Marine Contractors Association. The Responses received from dutyholders represented 85% of the facilities and 98% of the wells active in Australian Commonwealth waters.

Report - Safety improvement initiatives in the Australian offshore petroleum industry - January 2018 (PDF 1.4MB)

Interim report - Industry safety improvement initiatives - April 2013 (PDF 382KB)