Regulatory alerts

NOPSEMA provides brief reports on environmental management and safety and integrity improvement issues arising from its investigative and assessment activities. These are issued as individual alerts. NOPSEMA periodically reviews alerts from other jurisdictions and, where appropriate, highlights timely lessons with supporting commentary drawn from these identified sources.

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Fixed well control equipment

COVID-19 roster changes


Leak detection systems at not normally attended facilities


Oil spill sampling and source identification

Understanding of light well intervention safety systems is critical for safe operations

Potential for fatalities from electrical incidents

Well annulus leaks gas-lift inventory from failed instrument line

Collared eyebolts as lifting equipment


Failure to comply with environmental management requirements due to titleholder asset ownership changes

Proper application of change management processes

Quality assurance of diving system audits

Vessel loss of position while diving in close proximity to a hydrocarbon facility (PDF 218KB)


Risks associated with electric storage batteries (PDF 179KB)


Fibre reinforced plastic deck gratings (PDF 218KB)

Lifting and rigging plans (PDF 566KB)

Vibration-induced fatigue on process pipework (PDF 226KB)


Fast rescue craft unplanned descent (PDF 147KB)

Dropped objects (PDF 128KB)

Risks associated with pneumatic hose couplings (PDF 209KB)

Scaffolding safety (PDF 392KB)


Food safety (PDF 395KB)

Risks associated with 240V electric hand tools/equipment (PDF 100KB)

Watertight doors and hatches kept open at sea (PDF 224KB)

Bypassing of storage tank features (PDF 330KB)


Historical safety alerts issued by the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority 2005–11