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

Well operations management plan assessment policy (PDF 540KB)

Assessment policy (PDF 131KB)

Sharing information with Australian and international agencies policy (PDF 127KB)

Well and well activity levies policy (PDF 118KB) 

Guidance notes

Well operations management plan content and level of detail guidance note (PDF 658KB)

Well operations management plan lifecycle management guidance note (PDF 2.3MB)

Hazard identification and risk assessment guidance note (PDF 811KB)

ALARP in the context of well integrity guidance note (PDF 360KB)

Well integrity control measures and performance standards guidance note (PDF 508KB)

Change to the titleholder with operational control of activities guidance note (PDF 210KB)

Guidelines

Making submissions to NOPSEMA guideline (PDF 168KB)

Forms

Application to undertake well activities cover sheet (DOCX 98KB)

Well operations management plan submission cover sheet (DOCX 97KB)

End of well abandonment report cover sheet (DOCX 199KB)

Well activities notification cover sheet (DOCX 210KB)

Inspection

Well integrity planned inspection policy (PDF 155KB)

Reporting

Policies

Notification, reporting and recording requirements for well-related incidents (PDF 710KB)

Forms

Notification and reporting of well integrity incidents forms (DOCX 96KB)

Presentations

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