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  • Crosby-3H1 Light Well Intervention

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. dasd Test...Test More
    Opened 15 November 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
    Opened 15 November 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
    Opened 12 November 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
    Opened 18 October 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
    Opened 12 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
    Opened 23 September 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
    Opened 16 September 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
    Opened 6 September 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
    Opened 20 August 2021
  • Petrel Sub-Basin South-West 3D Marine Seismic Survey

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. Santos Offshore Pty Ltd, propose to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey (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 Commonwealth waters off the Western Australia and Northern Territory coast. At its closest point, the survey Operational Area is located approximately 114 km from Kulumburu and approximately 169 km from... More
    Opened 16 July 2021
  • Sasanof-1 Exploration Drilling

    Full details of this EP including published Documents. All open for comment EP's. 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, with an activity duration of approximately 25 days. The Sasanof-1 location is about 207 km northwest of Onslow.... 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 observations and NOPSEMA expectations with regard to general risk management approaches, based on industry standards and relevant good industry practice for management of hot surfaces to ensure that plant... 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 within offshore Commonwealth waters, approximately 9 km north from the nearest shoreline (Bedout Island), 50 km from the closest mainland point (De Grey River-mouth) and 99 km from Port Hedland. The... 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). The drilling activity will be carried out using a jack-up Mobile -Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) with support vessels and helicopters. A sidetrack or re-spud is not planned as part of the activity but... 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 permit areas are located wholly within Commonwealth waters. At the closest point, the survey activity will be undertaken over 87 km west of Broome and 42 km offshore from the Dampier Peninsula. Seismic... 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 acquire geophysical data to gain deeper knowledge of the subsurface geology in order to identify commercially viable gas reservoirs for future development. The proposed Prion 3DMSS comprises two... 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 the Sequoia 3DMSS is to acquire geophysical data to provide a 3D image of the subsurface geology within the T/49P permit area in order to identify prospective commercially viable gas reservoirs for... 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 coast of Western Australia. At its closest point, the survey Operational Area is located approximately 49 kilometres (km) from the nearest land (Bedout Island), 87 km from the nearest mainland coastline... 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 managing the risks associated with ageing The intent of the new guidance is to promote practices that ensure risks associated with ageing assets are managed to be as low as reasonably... 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 abandoned 1992. Due to its proximity to the Amulet field, KATO may choose to reinstate production from the Talisman field concurrently with the Amulet Development. KATO Energy Pty Ltd (KATO)... 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 an extra public comment period. The modifications include both spatial and temporal changes: ~ altering the south-eastern boundary of the Acquisition Area and Operational Area to include a new area of... 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 approximately 147m. An operational area has been defined within Permit WA-412-P, which represents a 4 km x 4 km area centred around the Kanga-1 well. The Kanga-1 well will be drilled using a semi-submersible... 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 a water depth of approximately 71 m. The operational area for the drilling program has been defined as a 2 km radius around the well location. The 2 km radius encompasses both the outer extent of... 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 number of issues during the drafting process that would benefit from further industry discussion to see if consensus on approaches can be achieved. NOPSEMA will be engaging an independent diving... 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 will be achieved. In October 2019, the former federal Minister for Resources and Northern Australia made clear his expectation that NOPSEMA would heighten its focus on industry compliance with this... 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 Port Campbell, Victoria. The site survey is required to inform the location of future drilling of an exploration well and identify potential hazards. The geophysical survey is required to obtain... 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 structures beneath the seabed and assess potential for new oil and gas discoveries. The Capreous-2 3D MSS is a typical 3D survey using methods and procedures similar to others conducted in Australian... 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 production system’. The honeybee production system has been used successfully in many locations around the world, including offshore WA. The ‘honeybee production system’ comprises the following key... 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 landfall to the well location is the Montebello Islands, which are about 55 km southeast (and 47 km to the Montebello Island Marine Park). The proposed activity will involve drilling, formation evaluation... 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 Commonwealth waters off the coast of Western Australia. At its closest point, the survey Operational Area is located approximately 45 kilometres (km) from the nearest land (Bedout Island), 56 km from the... More
    Opened 20 December 2019
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