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

Closed Consultations

  • 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

    Closed 23 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

    Closed 15 December 2021

  • 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. The... More

    Closed 13 December 2021

  • 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