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  • 28 October 2015

    The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) informed on Wednesday it needs more time to reach an initial decision on BP’s proposal to undertake exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) Namely, on October 1, 2015, BP submitted an environment plan proposing exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight to NOPSEMA for […]

  • 20 April 2018

    NOPSEMA has been conducting an investigation of saturation diving operations on the Ichthys project.

  • 27 June 2019

    Australian offshore regulator has requested further information from Equinor on its environment plan for the company’s proposed petroleum exploration drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight.

  • 12 December 2016
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s offshore oil & gas regulator, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), has appointed a new Head of Division for Safety and Integrity. NOPSEMA said on Monday that Derrick O’Keeffe would be the regulator’s new Head of Division for Safety and Integrity effective December 20, 2016. He will be based at NOPSEMA’s head […]

  • 27 August 2014

    Australian offshore safety watchdog NOPSEMA has informed that it has completed investigation into an explosion which lead to the deaths of two workers aboard an offshore rig in 2012, but unions question the regulators effectiveness and seek answers. NOPSEMA, the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, yesterday said that “legal proceedings have commenced […]

  • 18 December 2019

    Australian offshore oil and gas safety body NOPSEMA has accepted Equinor’s environment plan for exploratory drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

  • 2 February 2017
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

    On February 1, 2017, NOPSEMA was informed by Esso Australia Resources (Esso) of an identified oil sheen adjacent to the West Tuna platform, located in Commonwealth waters in the Bass Strait, 45km off the Gippsland coast, Victoria. The West Tuna oil export pipeline was depressurised overnight, and the pipeline will remain shut down while the […]

  • 13 July 2016

    Oil giant BP has asked for more time from the Australian offshore petroleum regulator NOPSEMA to re-submit the company’s environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight.  To remind, on May 16, 2016, NOPSEMA provided BP an opportunity to modify and re-submit the environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight as the plan […]

  • 20 March 2020
    Business & Finance

    Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has taken steps to ensure continued support as the country’s offshore energy regulator during the coronavirus outbreak.

  • 15 January 2019

    Australian oil company Woodside Energy’s environment plan for a proposed drilling campaign in the WA-28-P permit north-west of Dampier offshore Western Australia has not satisfied the safety regulator NOPSEMA, and has been sent back to the company for a revision.

  • 17 November 2015

    Australian offshore petroleum safety body NOPSEMA has dismissed BP’s environment plan related to a proposed drilling operation in the Great Australian Bight. According to the safety watchdogs’ statement on Monday, BP’s plan failed to meet regulatory requirements. The regulator said: “After a thorough and rigorous assessment, NOPSEMA has determined that the environment plan does not […]

  • 11 November 2019

    Australian offshore oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has told Norway’s Equinor to modify its environment plan for the planned Stromlo well in the Great Australian Bight.

  • 19 September 2019

    NOPSEMA has resumed its assessment of Equinor’s Great Australia Bight offshore drilling plans following the oil company’s submission of further information regarding the plan. 

  • 18 September 2014
    Business & Finance

    The Australian Government has appointed Stuart Smith as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA), Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said. “NOPSEMA is Australia’s safety and regulatory body which oversees the operations of offshore oil and gas projects. Its role is crucial to maintaining Australia’s strong safety […]

  • 23 June 2017

    Australia’s offshore petroleum safety body NOPSEMA has issued an improvement notice to PTTEP Australasia regarding environmental management non-compliance associated with its Montara field operations. The regulator said the move was not related to an oil spill incident, but to incident prevention. Namely the watchdog said that PTTEP’s emergency management personnel was not properly trained and competent to […]

  • 16 May 2016
    Project & Tenders

    Australian offshore petroleum regulator NOPSEMA has once again told BP to modify and resubmit their environment plan for exploration drilling in the Great Australian Bight (GAB) as the plan does not meet the regulatory requirements.  BP’s environment plan was previously dismissed by the agency in November 2015, also due to a failure to meet the regulatory requirements. According to […]

  • 28 September 2016
    Exploration & Production, Project & Tenders

    Australian oil and gas safety body NOPSEMA on Wednesday requested further information from BP Developments Australia relating to the company’s environment plan for drilling of the Stromlo-1 and Whinham-1 exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight, off Australia.  After BP’s first plan for drilling four exploration wells in the Great Australian Bight was rejected by […]

  • 11 October 2016
    Project & Tenders

    British oil giant BP has decided to abandon its proposed drilling program in the Great Australian Bight (GAB), offshore South Australia. BP was awarded exploration licenses for four blocks in the Ceduna area of the GAB in January 2011. Statoil acquired a 30% interest in the licenses in 2013, BP remained operator with 70% interest. The […]

  • 19 March 2019
    Exploration & Production

    Australian oil and gas safety regulator NOPSEMA has accepted Woodside Energy’s environment plan for a proposed drilling program in the WA-28-P permit north-west of Dampier offshore Western Australia.

  • 6 March 2020
    Operations & Maintenance

    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical (TGS) has submitted a proposal to NOPSEMA to undertake the Capreolus-2 3D marine seismic survey in Commonwealth waters of the Carnarvon Basin. The survey is now open for public comment, NOPSEMA informed. The purpose of the survey  is to collect high quality geophysical data about rock formations and structures beneath the seabed and […]

  • 15 May 2017

    The year 2016 was the first since 2005 in Australia’s offshore oil and gas industry without fatalities or major injuries. This was reported by the the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) in its  Annual Offshore Performance Report, for the year ending 31 December 2016. “2016 was the first year since the establishment […]

  • 25 October 2013

    Moves announced today by the Australian Federal Government to undertake a strategic assessment of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority’s (NOPSEMA) current environmental management processes have the real potential of leading to sensible reform that will remove excessive and duplicative regulation for the offshore oil and gas industry, the Australian Petroleum Production […]