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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599

OHS Prohibition Notice

Routine maintenance of the DP software system resulted in a vessel excursion that caused an unplanned pipe movement in the 'firing line', while workers were in close proximity to the pipe. No 'firing line' alarm or PA was sounded to alert personnel.

30/07/2015

Saipem (Portugal) Comercio Maritimo, Sociedade Unipessoal, LDA

Castorone

A434245 PDF (123KB)

Closed

594

OHS Improvement Notice

Internal corrosion of ex equipment in hazardous areas means that the equipment has the potential to be an ignition source which could result in fire and/or explosion in the event of a hydrocarbon release.

22/07/2015

Quadrant Energy Australia Limited

Stag CPF

A432282 PDF (147KB)

Closed

595

OHS Improvement Notice

Internal corrosion of Ex equipment in hazardous areas means that the equipment has the potential to be an ignition source which could result in fire and/or explosion in the event of a hydrocarbon release.

22/07/2015

Quadrant Energy Australia Limited

Stag CPF

A432299 PDF (148KB)

Closed

596

OHS Improvement Notice

Defects in Ex equipment which requires urgent rectification present potential ignition sources which could result in fire and/or explosion in the event of a hydrocarbon release.

22/07/2015

Quadrant Energy Australia Limited

Stag CPF

A432300 PDF (145KB)

Closed

597

OHS Improvement Notice

Essential/emergency electrical equipment that remains energised during an emergency shutdown condition represents a potential ignition source in the event of a hydrocarbon release.

22/07/2015

Quadrant Energy Australia Limited

Stag CPF

A432301 PDF (148KB)

Closed

579

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Barracouta

A425000 PDF (124KB)

Closed

580

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Bream B

A425020 PDF (124KB)

Closed

582

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Cobia

A425022 PDF (124KB)

Closed

583

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Flounder

A425025 PDF (124KB)

Closed

584

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Fortescue

A425028 PDF (124KB)

Closed

585

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Halibut

A425029 PDF (124KB)

Closed

586

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Kingfish ‘A’

A425030 PDF (124KB)

Closed

587

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Kingfish ‘B’

A425031 PDF (124KB)

Closed

588

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Mackerel

A425033 PDF (124KB)

Closed

589

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Marlin

A425035 PDF (124KB)

Closed

590

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Snapper

A425036 PDF (123KB)

Closed

591

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

Tuna

A425037 PDF (123KB)

Closed

592

OHS Improvement Notice

Serious or fatal injury from the potential exposure of a person to an object falling from height as a result of working underneath a suspended hose during the manoeuvring of a liquid hose to and from a supply vessel at the facility.

04/06/2015

Esso Australia Pty Ltd

West Kingfish

A425038 PDF (123KB)

Closed

578

OHS Improvement Notice

Potential for loss of life due to either exposure to H2S or hydrocarbon explosion.

05/05/2015

Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd

Atwood Falcon

A418875 PDF (150KB)

Closed

577

OHS Improvement Notice

The ability of the Atwood Falcon facility crew to respond to a damage stability scenario is impaired by the degradation of the ballast monitoring system, thus increasing the likelihood of vessel loss of stability or capsize, leading to personnel injury or fatality.

16/03/2015

Atwood Australian Waters Drilling Pty Ltd

Atwood Falcon

A409717 PDF (146KB)

Closed

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)

Closed

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)

Closed

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)

Closed

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)

Closed

570

OHS Prohibition Notice

Operation of forklift in hazardous areas.

17/10/2014

Woodside Energy Ltd

Northern Endeavour

A387139 PDF (121KB)

Closed


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