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

  • Sasanof-1 Exploration Drilling

    Western Gas plans to drill the Sasanof-1 exploration well in Exploration Permit WA-519-P, located in Commonwealth waters in the Carnarvon Basin offshore Western Australia. Drilling will commence at the earliest in Q1 2022, subject to approvals, vessel availability and weather constraints,... More

    Closes 9 August 2021

  • Petrel Sub-Basin South-West 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Santos Limited, propose to undertake a 3D seismic marine surveys (the ‘survey’) over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-545-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R and surrounding waters in the Bonaparte Basin in... More

    Closes 16 August 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Management of hot surfaces information paper

    NOPSEMA has received multiple notifications of elevated surface temperatures which pose ignition risks at facilities. The Management of Hot Surfaces information paper is intended to raise awareness and highlight appropriate approaches to managing these ignition risks. The paper presents... More

    Closed 24 June 2021

  • Bedout Multi-Well Drilling

    Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos) proposes to drill up to 12 wells (exploration and/or appraisal) in permit areas WA-437-P, WA-438-P and WA-541-P located in the Bedout Basin on the North West Shelf (NWS) (Figure 1) in water depths of approximately 30 to 110 m. The permit areas are wholly... More

    Closed 13 May 2021

  • Dancer-1 Exploration Drilling

    Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos) proposes to undertake a single-well exploration drilling campaign in permit area WA-1-P, targeting a gas reservoir in the Legendre formation (Figure 2 1). The permit area is within offshore Commonwealth waters in water depths of approximately 63 metres (m). ... More

    Closed 24 February 2021

  • 2D Seismic Survey WA-532-P, WA-533-P and WA-50-L

    INPEX is proposing to undertake a two-dimensional (2D) seismic survey of Exploration Permits WA-532-P and WA-533-P in the Browse and Offshore Canning Basins. The 2D seismic survey will also include the acquisition of seismic data in Production Licence WA-50-L, also within the Browse Basin The... More

    Closed 19 February 2021

  • Prion 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Beach Energy (Operations) Limited (‘Beach’) is the Operator of Retention Leases T/RL2, T/RL4 and T/RL5 in the Commonwealth waters of Bass Strait and is proposing to undertake the Prion three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) over these leases. The purpose of the Prion 3DMSS is to... More

    Closed 8 February 2021