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  • 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
    Opened 16 July 2021
  • 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
    Opened 8 July 2021
  • 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
    Opened 13 May 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
    Opened 13 April 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
    Opened 25 January 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
    Opened 20 January 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
    Opened 8 January 2021
  • Sequoia 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    ConocoPhillips Australia SH1 Pty Limited (‘ConocoPhillips Australia’) and 3D Oil T49P Pty Limited (‘3D Oil’) are proposing to undertake the Sequoia three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) within Exploration Permit T/49P in the Otway Basin, west of King Island. The purpose of... More
    Opened 4 December 2020
  • Archer 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos), who are wholly owned by Santos Energy Limited, propose to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey (the ‘survey’) over a portion of exploration permit areas WA-437-P and WA-541-P and surrounding waters in the Bedout Sub-basin in Commonwealth waters off the... More
    Opened 18 November 2020
  • Open for comment: draft ageing assets and life extension guidance

    NOPSEMA has developed and is seeking feedback on new industry guidance. The guidance discusses ageing assets and life extension in the Australian regulatory context, and promotes the review of management systems used on offshore oil and gas facilities, with a focus on... More
    Opened 12 November 2020
  • Amulet Development Offshore Project Proposal

    The Amulet Development is within Commonwealth waters in retention lease WA-8-L, located ~132 km north of Dampier in the north-west of Australia, in water depths of ~80 m. The Talisman oil field is ~3.5 km to the west of Amulet, within WA-8-L, the field has already been produced, but was... More
    Opened 3 September 2020
  • Capreolus-2 3D Marine Seismic Survey 2020 - 2023

    FROM NOPSEMA: This is the second Capreolus-2 activity being published on the NOPSEMA website. TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd (TGS) decided to make a number of modifications to the original Capreolus-2 3D Marine Seismic Survey (MSS) and as such NOPSEMA has decided that the activity requires... More
    Opened 10 August 2020
  • Kanga-1 Exploration Drilling

    SapuraOMV Upstream (Western Australia) Pty Ltd (SapuraOMV) plans to drill a single exploration well (Kanga-1) in Permit WA-412-P, located within the Dampier sub-basin in Commonwealth waters.The Kanga-1 well is located approximately 163 km north of the town of Karratha in water depths of... More
    Opened 29 July 2020
  • Artisan Exploration Drilling

    Beach Energy (Operations) Limited (Beach) proposes to drill a single exploration well (with the option to suspend and develop pending reservoir analysis) in Commonwealth waters of the Otway Basin approximately 32 km off Victoria’s south‐west coast. The proposed Artisan‐1 well location is at... More
    Opened 20 July 2020
  • Draft revision of diving guideline

    Following feedback received from diving contractors and other interested parties, NOPSEMA has published for public comment a draft revision of its Diving guidelines - Complying with the diving safety regulations. This draft revision is the first step of a review process. NOPSEMA identified a... More
    Opened 18 June 2020
  • NOPSEMA policy on the requirement to remove equipment and property

    The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPPGS Act) requires petroleum companies to remove all equipment or property when it will no longer be used in offshore operations, and if an alternative is proposed, to demonstrate how equal or better safety and environmental outcomes... More
    Opened 7 April 2020
  • T/30P Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed Survey

    Beach Energy (Operations) Limited (Beach), propose to undertake a geophysical and geotechnical survey (site survey) over a portion of their T/30P permit and open acreage in the Otway Basin in Commonwealth waters. At its closest point, the site survey is approximately 76.5 km from the township of... More
    Opened 23 March 2020
  • Capreolus-2 3D Marine Seismic Survey 2020 - 2023

    TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company Pty Ltd (TGS) is proposing to undertake the Capreolus-2 three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) in Commonwealth waters of the Carnarvon Basin. The purpose of the Capreolus-2 3D MSS is to collect high quality geophysical data about rock formations and... More
    Opened 4 March 2020
  • Corowa Development Offshore Project Proposal

    The Corowa Development is within Commonwealth waters in offshore petroleum permit WA-41-R, located ~60 km from Onslow in the north-west of Australia, in water depths of ~90 m. KATO Energy Pty Ltd (KATO) plans to develop the Corowa field using a relocatable system known as the ‘honeybee... More
    Opened 27 February 2020
  • WA-49-L Gemtree Exploration Drilling

    Woodside Energy Julimar Pty Ltd (Woodside), proposes to drill a single exploration well (named Gemtree-A) within Permit Area WA-49-L. The proposed Gemtree-A Well is located in Commonwealth waters in the Barrow subbasin, about 142 km off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia. The closest... More
    Opened 26 February 2020
  • Keraudren Extension 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Santos WA Northwest Pty Ltd (Santos), who are wholly owned by Santos Energy Limited, propose to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey (the ‘survey’) over a portion of exploration permit areas WA-435-P, WA-436-P, WA-437-P and WA-438-P, and surrounding waters in the Bedout Sub-basin in... More
    Opened 20 December 2019
  • Ironbark-1 Exploration Drilling Environment Plan

    BP Developments Australia Pty Ltd (BP) has entered into a Joint Operating Agreement with Cue Exploration Pty Ltd (Cue), Beach Energy Limited (Beach) and NZOG (Ironbark) Pty Ltd (NZOG) covering Exploration Permit WA-359-P. BP is the titleholder nominated to undertake eligible voluntary actions on... More
    Opened 12 December 2019
  • T/30P Geophysical and Geotechnical Seabed

    Lattice Energy Limited (Lattice), who are wholly owned by Beach Energy Limited (Beach), propose to undertake a geophysical and geotechnical survey (site survey) over a portion of their T/30P permit and open acreage in the Otway Basin in Commonwealth waters. At its closest point, the site survey... More
    Opened 10 December 2019
  • Powers of Health & Safety Representatives (HSR) guidance note

    A draft of the Powers of Health and Safety Representatives guidance note is now open for comment. The guidance note seeks to explain the powers of HSR’s under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and how HSRs may exercise these powers. ... More
    Opened 29 October 2019
  • Gem 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    SapuraOMV Upstream (Western Australia) Pty Ltd (SapuraOMV) is titleholder for exploration permit AC/P61 in the Timor Sea and proposes to undertake a relatively small scale 3-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey over an area encompassing the permit and adjacent areas, referred to as the Gem 3D... More
    Opened 21 September 2019
  • 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
    Opened 1 August 2019
  • Sauropod 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    3D Oil Limited (3D Oil) 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... More
    Opened 23 July 2019
  • Polarcus Petrelex 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Polarcus Seismic Limited (Polarcus) is proposing to undertake the Petrelex three-dimensional (3D) marine seismic survey (MSS) in Commonwealth waters of the Bonaparte Basin. The purpose of the Petrelex 3D MSS is to collect high quality geophysical data about rock formations and structures beneath... More
    Opened 17 July 2019
  • Artisan Exploration Drilling

    Lattice Energy Limited (Lattice), who are wholly owned by Beach Energy Limited (Beach), proposes to drill a single exploration well (with the option to suspend and develop pending reservoir analysis) in Commonwealth waters of the Otway Basin approximately 32 km off Victoria’s south-west coast. ... More
    Opened 26 June 2019
  • North-west Australia 4D MSS

    Woodside is planning to conduct a series of marine seismic surveys in three separate geographical areas of Commonwealth waters in North-west Australia, Area A: Pluto/Brunello (Harmony 4D M1); Area B: Scarborough; and Area C: Vincent/Laverda/Cimatti. The first survey (Pluto 4D M2) is planned to... More
    Opened 18 June 2019
  • Otway Basin 2DMC Marine Seismic Survey

    Schlumberger Australia Pty Limited (Schlumberger) is proposing to acquire the Otway Basin 2D Multiclient Marine Seismic Survey (Otway Basin 2DMC MSS) from October 2019; with an estimated survey duration of 100 days, with a conservative completion date of June 2020 is assumed. This operational... More
    Opened 21 May 2019
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