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  • 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. EOG proposes to drill the Beehive-1 exploration well, situated in a water depth of 40 m and located 80 km off the WA coastline and 300 km southwest of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The activity is... More
    Closed 13 November 2023
  • Sauropod 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Sauropod 3D MSS EP was previously published for public comment in September 2022. The proposed activity schedule has since been modified, triggering the need for another public comment period (Regulation 11(C)). 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... More
    Closed 18 October 2023
  • Otway Basin 3D Multi-client Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd (TGS) propose to undertake a three-dimensional multi-client marine seismic survey (3D MC MSS) in the Otway Basin, in Commonwealth waters offshore from Victoria, and Tasmania (referred to as the Otway Basin 3D MC MSS). The survey will provide 3D data coverage and improved subsurface imaging to provide an improved understanding of the subsurface, which to-date has been... More
    Closed 11 August 2023
  • Wheatstone 4D Marine Seismic Survey Environment Plan

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Chevron Australia 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 Commonwealth waters north of Barrow Island, Western Australia. The 4D MSS aims to repeat the acquisition of the 3-dimensional (3D) MSS conducted over the same area in 2011–2012, as part of a monitoring program. The 4D MSS is... More
    Closed 4 August 2023
  • Draft policy for managing gender-restricted information relating to First Nations cultural heritage

    In accordance with Traditional Lore, First Nations peoples may hold sensitive or restricted cultural knowledge that is relevant to understanding the values and sensitivities of the environment and the potential impacts on those values and sensitivities from offshore energy projects and activities regulated under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhous Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 (the Environment Regulations). In recognition of this, NOPSEMA has today published a draft policy... More
    Closed 5 July 2023
  • NOPSEMA Research Strategy 2023-2025

    NOPSEMA’s revised Research Strategy provides industry with a clear vision on what research priorities need addressing to improve the knowledge base to inform decision making and environmental management of the offshore energy sector. As Australia’s independent regulator for offshore energy operations in Commonwealth waters, we use balanced and quality research outputs to fulfill our legislated functions. While we do not carry out or commission research, NOPSEMA is in a unique... More
    Closed 16 June 2023
  • Julimar Appraisal Drilling and Surveys

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. The Julimar Field Production System is located in Commonwealth waters about 160 km north-west of Dampier and 54 km North-West of the Montebello Islands. The Julimar Field Production System is adjacent to the Chevron operated, Wheatstone Platform and includes wells in WA-49-L and flowlines/ pipelines in WA-26-PL and WA-29-PL. Woodside proposes to drill a new appraisal well, Julimar South-1 accessing the J85... More
    Closed 19 May 2023
  • Environment Plan decision making guideline

    Following the Federal Court decision in Santos NA Barossa Pty Ltd v Tipakalippa [2022] FCAFC 193, NOPSEMA has updated its ‘Environment Plan decision making guideline’ to clarify how the appeal decision will be applied to NOPSEMA’s decision making on whether the consultation requirements of Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 have been met. This guideline will be published for immediate use, noting that further considerations may arise... More
    Closed 15 March 2023
  • Consultation in the course of preparing an Environment Plan guideline

    Following an in-person and virtual stakeholder briefing session at Perth Convention and Exhibition centre today, NOPSEMA has now published a guideline on “ Consultation in the course of preparing an Environment Plan .” We welcome feedback from our stakeholders on this guideline. The consultation period will close on 15 March 2023 after which time the guideline will be finalised and published. More information can found in the news article published to NOPSEMA's website. You... More
    Closed 15 March 2023
  • Collaborative Seismic Environment Plan Project

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. PLEASE NOTE THIS ENVIRONMENT PLAN HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN AT THE REQUEST OF THE TITLEHOLDER 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 seismic surveys offshore Australia. The project is called the Collaborative Seismic Environment Plan Project (CSEP... More
    Closed 16 October 2022
  • Sauropod 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Providing your comment The public comment process provides an opportunity for community members to have their say on environmental management aspects of proposed oil and gas activities. To make a submission click on the link below. If your comments contain sensitive information or if you are unable to use this platform for any reason please refer to our Public comment on environment plans brochure ... More
    Closed 12 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 Bonaparte Basin off northern Australia. The G-7-AP permit area is wholly located within Commonwealth waters to the north of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and approximately 100 km west of Darwin Harbour.... More
    Closed 7 October 2022
  • 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 Bonaparte Basin off northern Australia. The G-7-AP permit area is wholly located within Commonwealth waters to the north of the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf and approximately 100 km west of Darwin Harbour. The... More
    Closed 6 October 2022
  • 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 exploration, development and production of oil and gas from Bass Strait, Victoria. Esso has been producing oil and gas in Bass Strait since 1969 and in this time has supplied over 50 percent of Australia’s... 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 rock formations and structures beneath the seabed. The Seismic Survey may commence as early as September 2022 and will be completed before 30 June 2024. It is estimated to take between approximately... 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 located wholly within Commonwealth waters approximately 230 km from the Kimberley coastline, Western Australia, in water depths of approximately 290 m and 350 m respectively. The proposed petroleum... 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. EOG proposes to drill the Beehive-1 exploration well, situated in a water depth of 40 m and located 80 km off the WA coastline and 300 km southwest of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The activity is... 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 Commonwealth waters north of Barrow Island, Western Australia. The 4D MSS aims to repeat the acquisition of the 3-dimensional (3D) MSS conducted over the same area in 2011–2012, as part of a monitoring... 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 case study as an example of an arguably successful operational adaptation that could have preceded a major accident event. A systems theory framework is used to provide possible explanations for... 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 understanding what NOPSEMA takes into account when considering if it is satisfied that titleholders have complied with the relevant criteria in section 270 of the OPGGS Act, NOPSEMA have released a... 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) coastline. EOG proposes to undertake geophysical and geotechnical (G&G) investigations within an activity area located 63 km offshore from nearest WA coastline and 73 km from the Northern Territory (NT)... 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, incorporating Exploration Permits WA-436-P, WA-479-P, WA-487-P, WA-527-P and WA-540-P. The Possum 3D MSS operational area is located ~211 km west of Broome, ~246 km north-east of Port Hedland and >180 km... More
    Closed 15 December 2021
  • Crosby-3H1 Light Well Intervention

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. dasd Test...Test 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 permits are in Commonwealth waters located approximately 103 kilometres, 87 km and 87 km respectively offshore from Dampier in Western Australia (WA). As part of the preparatory work required to safely... 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 Basin. The proposed activity will occur within Permit Areas WA-61-L, WA-62-L and WA-61-R. The planned duration for the survey is 80 days, commencing in Q3 2022. The survey will occur no earlier than 1... 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 new approach a draft inspection policy has been published for comment. The policy sets out a baseline, or minimum frequency for inspections. It also lists a variety of risk-factors that will... 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 Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos) and its joint venture partner, Carnarvon Petroleum, propose the Dorado Development in the Bedout Sub-basin, located in Commonwealth waters approximately 140 km offshore from... 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 by the raft of measures taken by industry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this guidance is to provide dutyholders with information on how to evaluate psychosocial hazards... 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 part of Woodside’s work program commitments for the permit. The proposed seismic survey is located fully within the Australian Commonwealth seabed extents of the Bonaparte Basin. The northern part... More
    Closed 19 October 2021
  • 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 of the Sauropod 3D MSS is to collect high-quality geophysical data about rock formations and structures beneath the seabed and assess potential for new oil and gas discoveries. An Environment Plan... More
    Closed 6 October 2021
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