Well integrity resources

NOPSEMA has developed a series of advice documents to inform and assist stakeholders to interpret and meet the requirements of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act) and Part 5 of the OPGGS (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 and relevant state legislation where a state or the Northern Territory has conferred regulatory powers and functions to NOPSEMA.

NOPSEMA's advice documents should not be relied on as advice on the law, nor treated as a substitute for legal advice in any relevant situation. NOPSEMA's assessment of a regulatory permissioning document, monitoring and enforcement activities, are undertaken in accordance with the regulations.

NOPSEMA’s advice documents are subject to periodic review and update. Comments and suggestions on the content of any advice documents are welcomed can be directed to information@nopsema.gov.au.

Assessment and guidance

Policies

PL0050 - Assessment - Rev 13 - July 2016 (PDF 396KB)

PL0842 - Well operations management and activity application assessment - Rev 2 - March 2015 (PDF 140KB)

Guidance notes

GN1602 - Well operations management plan content and level of detail - Rev 1 - June 2016 (PDF 264KB)

GN1603 - Transitional provisions - Rev 0 - December 2015 (PDF 185KB)

GN1601 - Well operations management plan lifecycle management - Rev 0 - December 2015 (PDF 353KB)

GN1613 - Hazard identification and risk assessment - Rev 0 - January 2017 (PDF 455KB)

GN1616 - ALARP in the context of well integrity - Rev 0 - January 2017 (PDF 514KB)

GN1617 - Well integrity control measures and performance standards - Rev 0 - January 2017 (PDF 343KB)

Guidelines

GL0225 - Making submissions to NOPSEMA - Rev 16 - May 2017 (PDF 183KB)

Forms

FM0841 - Application to undertake well activities cover sheet - Rev 9 - December 2015 (DOCX 197KB)

FM1600 - Well operations management plan submission cover sheet - Rev 0 - January 2016 (DOCX 197KB)

FM1634 - End of well abandonment report cover sheet - Rev 0 - January 2016 (DOCX 199KB)

FM1618 - Well activities notification cover sheet - Rev 2 - December 2016 (DOCX 210KB)

Inspection

PL1422 Well Integrity Planned Inspection Policy - Rev 0 - July 2016 (PDF 225KB)

Reporting

Policies

GN1636 - Notification and reporting of well integrity incidents - Rev 1 - August 2016 (PDF 193KB)

Forms

FM1635 - Notification and reporting of well integrity incidents - Rev 2 - August 2016 (DOCX 118KB)

Presentations

Presentation - Amendments to Well Regulations - 1 January 2016 (PDF 891KB)