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

  • Yoorn-1, Jelen-1 and Parnassus-1 Exploration Drilling and Geophysical Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos) proposes to drill three exploration wells in petroleum exploration permits WA-499-P, WA-546-P and WA-208-P, known as Yoorn-1, Jelen-1 and Parnassus-1 respectively. ... More

    Closes 13 December 2021

  • Possum 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Searcher Seismic Pty Ltd is proposing to undertake the Possum three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS), located entirely in offshore Commonwealth waters, within the North-west Marine Region,... More

    Closes 15 December 2021

  • Beehive Pre-Drill Seabed Assessment

    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 (JBG) off the northern Western Australian (WA)... More

    Closes 23 December 2021

Closed Consultations

  • Scarborough 4D B1 Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Woodside proposes to conduct a four-dimensional (4D) baseline marine seismic survey (MSS) over the Scarborough, North Scarborough and Jupiter gas fields within Commonwealth waters, located in the Carnarvon... More

    Closed 17 November 2021

  • Inspection policy open for comment

    From 1 January 2022, NOPSEMA is adopting a new approach to its inspections, striking a balance between regular inspections of all activities and the need to focus on higher risk activities with a greater likelihood of non-compliance. To assist industry in understanding NOPSEMA’s... More

    Closed 9 November 2021

  • Dorado Development Offshore Project Proposal

    Project name: Dorado Development Submitted by: Santos Titles (where relevant): WA-437-P and WA-438-P Submission type: Offshore Project Proposal Draft for public comment - Dorado Development Offshore Project Proposal Project description Santos WA... More

    Closed 29 October 2021

  • Psychosocial risk management guidance note open for comment

    NOPSEMA has developed a Psychosocial Risk Management guidance note in response to increased concerns about the unique work environment and living conditions experienced in the offshore petroleum industry. The heightened risk of exposure to psychosocial hazards has been further exacerbated... More

    Closed 22 October 2021

  • Galactic Hybrid 2D MSS

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Woodside is planning to conduct a marine seismic survey in exploration permit NT/P86 in Commonwealth waters offshore the Northern Territory. The survey will take place between 1 May and 16 August 2022 and is... More

    Closed 19 October 2021