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 (PDF 658KB) provides information to assist titleholders on the content and level of detail to be included in WOMP submissions.

Submissions

WOMPs, applications to undertake well activities, well activity notifications and end of abandonment reports along with the applicable form should be submitted via the instructions provided on the Making a submission to NOPSEMA page and in compliance with Regulation 11A.01(2) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011.