NOPSEMA consultation and public comment

Providing opportunities for public participation and consultation is an integral part of transparency. This site will help you find and participate in public comment consultations that may be of interest.

Recently updated public comment consultations are displayed below.

It is important to note that the environment plan and offshore project proposals that are ‘open for comment’ have not undergone assessment by NOPSEMA and have been published to NOPSEMA’s website following an administrative check only. NOPSEMA’s formal assessment process will commence when the titleholder or proponent submits their environment plan or offshore proposal following the public comment process.

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Open Consultations

  • Bonaparte Basin Exploration Drilling

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd on behalf of the Bonaparte Carbon Capture and Storage Assessment Joint Operating Agreement participants was successfully awarded GHG assessment permit G-7-AP, located offshore in the... More

    Closes 6 October 2022

  • Bonaparte Basin 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd on behalf of the Bonaparte Carbon Capture and Storage Assessment Joint Operating Agreement participants was successfully awarded GHG assessment permit G-7-AP, located offshore in the... More

    Closes 7 October 2022

  • Sauropod 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. CGG Services Australia (CGG) is proposing to undertake the Sauropod three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) in Commonwealth waters of the Roebuck Basin, within exploration permit WA-527-P. The purpose... More

    Closes 12 October 2022

  • Collaborative Seismic Environment Plan Project

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. In 2018, the National Energy Resources Australia (NERA) established an industry consortium to address long-standing issues affecting stakeholders, the environment, and proponents regarding potential marine... More

    Closes 16 October 2022

Closed Consultations

  • Gippsland Basin Decommissioning Campaign #1 Steel Piled Jackets End State Environment Plan

    NOPSEMA is facilitating a voluntary public comment process for Esso Australia’s Gippsland Basin Decommissioning Environment Plan For details of this EP including published documents Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (Esso) is the operator of joint ventures for the... More

    Closed 31 August 2022

  • Bonaparte MC3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Schlumberger Australia Pty Limited (SLB) is proposing to acquire the Bonaparte Multiclient 3D Marine Seismic Survey (the Seismic Survey) in the Bonaparte Basin to collect high-quality geophysical data regarding... More

    Closed 13 July 2022

  • Exploration Drilling WA-285-P & WA-343-P

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. INPEX Browse E&P Pty Ltd is proposing to drill two exploration wells in the Browse Basin: one in exploration permit area WA-285-P and one in WA-343-P. The WA-285-P and WA-343-P exploration permit areas are... More

    Closed 13 June 2022

  • Beehive-1 Exploration Drilling WA-488-P

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. EOG Resources Australia Block WA-488 Pty Ltd (‘EOG’) is the titleholder of permit WA-488-P, located in Commonwealth waters of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf off the northern Western Australian (WA) coastline. ... More

    Closed 8 June 2022

  • Wheatstone 4D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Chevron Australia Pty Ltd (CAPL) proposes to conduct a 4-dimensional (4D) marine seismic survey (MSS) over production licences WA-46-L, WA-47-L and WA-48-L in the Wheatstone and Iago gas fields in... More

    Closed 31 March 2022