On 1 October 2015, BP submitted an environment plan for proposed exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight to NOPSEMA for assessment. For more information about NOPSEMA’s assessment process and the submission please click here.
The independent review of NOPSEMA’s environmental management authorisation process (the Program), endorsed under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act), is complete. For more information or to read the Program Review Report see the Environment page.
On 3 September 2015 the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd for their failure to implement and maintain systems of work that were safe and without risk to health as required under clause 9(2)(d) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. Media release - Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd - convicted and fined - 03 September 2015 (PDF 130KB)
NOPSEMA is seeking public comment on proposed policy and guidance changes relating to environmental management consultation and decision-making processes. To submit feedback or for further information see the Stakeholder Engagement and Transparency page.
The Department of Industry and Science is seeking public comment on key documents relating to the authorisation process for streamlining petroleum activities in South Australian and Northern Territory waters. To submit feedback or for further information regarding the process please visit industry.gov.au.
NOPSEMA released its 2014 Annual offshore performance report at the APPEA Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition in Melbourne on 18 May 2015. The report provides the offshore petroleum industry, workforce, and wider community with key industry performance data to 31 December 2014. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.
NOPSEMA has enhanced its environment plan (EP) Submissions and Summaries web page to increase the accessibility and transparency of information about petroleum and greenhouse gas activities in Commonwealth waters. Key changes include a subscription/email alert function, activity description overviews and location maps. Users now have the ability to search and filter activities according to the titleholder, type and region. To view the EP Submissions and Summaries Search page click here.
Contains data covering the industry and regulatory performance to 31 December 2014. To view the Annual offshore performance report click here.
The NOPSEMA Annual Report 2013-14 has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament. To view the NOPSEMA Annual Report 2013-14 click here.
On 3 September 2015 the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria imposed a criminal penalty of $330,000 against Stena Drilling Australia Pty Ltd for their failure to implement and maintain systems of work that were safe and without risk to health as required under clause 9(2)(d) of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
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19-20 - 6th International Regulators' Forum Offshore Safety Conference, Washington
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21-23 - International Regulators' Forum Annual General Meeting, Washington
21-23 - International Offshore Petroleum Environmental Regulators' Annual General Meeting, Washington
22-25 - Offshore Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur
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