Published directions and notices

As part of its regulatory functions under the OPGGS Act and to increase transparency, NOPSEMA publishes directions, prohibition notices and improvement notices. These regulatory enforcement actions are published within 7 days and no later than 21 days of issuance and the provisions for publication do not apply to any other types of notices, letters or enforcement actions issued by NOPSEMA or NOPSEMA inspectors.

Published directions, improvement and prohibition notices will not be removed when they cease to have effect, however, in the event a direction/notice is the subject of external review it will be removed. NOPSEMA will ensure that as far as is reasonably practicable all personal information as defined in the Privacy Act 1988 is redacted from these documents prior to publication.

Under Part 6.2 of the OPGGS Act, NOPSEMA and the responsible Commonwealth Minister have powers to issue directions to petroleum or greenhouse gas titleholders. NOPSEMA can issue three types of directions: general directions, significant incident directions and remedial directions. The directions powers are used by NOPSEMA for enforcing compliance with the OPGGS Act and associated regulations. Failure to comply with directions is an offence.

A prohibition notice may be issued if a NOPSEMA inspector is satisfied on reasonable grounds that there is an immediate threat to the health or safety of any person or an immediate and significant threat to the environment. A prohibition notice stops the duty holder from continuing their activity and will only cease to have effect when a NOPSEMA inspector is satisfied adequate action has been taken to remove the threat specified in the notice.  Failure to comply with a prohibition notice is an offence.

An improvement notice may be issued if a NOPSEMA inspector believes the duty holder or titleholder is contravening or has contravened a provision of offshore petroleum Commonwealth OHS or environmental law and as a result there is, or could be, a risk to the health and safety of any person or a significant threat to the environment. The notice will cease to have effect when the responsible duty holder or titleholder takes the action specified in the notice. Failure to comply with an improvement notice is an offence.

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Type of notice

Description

Date issued

Organisation

Facility/Activity

Notice

Status

576

OHS Improvement Notice

Potential for the loss of containment of hydrocarbon gas from a flange, which could ignite and cause serious injury or fatality.

16/02/2015

Apache Energy Limited

Balnaves

A406077 (PDF 1.1MB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notice is complied with

573

OHS Improvement Notice

Potential for explosion of pressure vessel resulting in serious injury or fatality.

16/12/2014

Woodside Energy Ltd

Vincent

A397265 (PDF 126KB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notice is complied with

574

OHS Improvement Notice

Potential for explosion of pressure vessel resulting in serious injury or fatality.

16/12/2014

Woodside Energy Ltd

Vincent

A397274 (PDF 129KB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notice is complied with

571

OHS Improvement Notice

Potential for injuries to personnel on‐board vessels (including barges) undertaking operations at or near the facility.

04/12/2014

Heerema Marine Contractors Nederland S.E.

Aegir

A395251 (PDF 145KB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notice is complied with

570

OHS Prohibition Notice

Operation of forklift in hazardous areas.

17/10/2014

Woodside Energy Ltd

Northern Endeavour

A387139 (PDF 121KB)

Closed

644

OHS Improvement Notice

Failure to isolate the release of a significant volume of hydrocarbon gas resulting from an instrument line failure associated with a wellhead gas lift configuration.

01/01/1970

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Various facilities

A549649 (PDF 23MB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notices have been complied with

714

OHS Improvement Notice

Inadequate management of risks associated with safety critical equipment could lead to a major accident event (MAE).

01/01/1970

PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd

Montara Venture

A632164 (PDF 159KB)

Duty holder has informed NOPSEMA that the notice is complied with

757

01/01/1970

758

01/01/1970

759

01/01/1970

760

01/01/1970

762

01/01/1970

763

01/01/1970


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