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

  • 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

    Closes 8 June 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

    Closes 13 June 2022

Closed Consultations

  • 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

  • NOPSEMA information paper on Human Factors: Risk Migration

    NOPSEMA has developed an information paper on Human Factors – Risk Migration to provide insight on the benefit of understanding of how people balance competing goals and how that can be used to guide decisions that maintain rather than erode safety. The information paper uses a... More

    Closed 26 February 2022

  • NOPSEMA regulatory policy on Section 270 – Consent to surrender title open for comment

    When a titleholder submits an application to the Joint Authority (JA) for consent to surrender title, the JA will consult with NOPSEMA with respect to titleholder compliance with section 270 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act (OPPGS Act). To assist industry in... More

    Closed 8 February 2022

  • 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