Ichthys gas project

NOPSEMA approves EP for Ichthys project

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved INPEX‘s environmental plan (EP) for the Ichthys project, allowing the offshore facility to continue its operations and conduct maintenance activities. The EP, which was submitted by INPEX in August 2021, is the first five-year revision of project’s the operation. Now that it has …
Q/23P petroleum exploration

Gulf Energy proposes new site survey in Gulf of Carpentaria

As part of Gulf Energy‘s Q/23P petroleum exploration tenement, it has proposed to undertake a geophysical and geotechnical site survey of an area within the Gulf of Carpentaria. Located 170km west of the Queensland coast and 350km east of the Northern Territory coast, the operational area is 5 x 5 kilometres in size, with water …
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NOPSEMA assesses BHP pipeline closure

BHP Petroleum’s plan for closure of the Griffin Gas Export Pipeline (GEP) is under assessment by The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA). The GEP is located within Pipeline Licence WA-3-PL, in Commonwealth waters, and extends from the pipeline end manifold (PLEM) in the Griffin field (WA-10-L) through WA State waters (Pipeline …
NOPSEMA expands to offshore infrastructure

NOPSEMA approves Mutineer Exeter cessation

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has approved the Mutineer Exeter cessation of production (CoP) environmental plan from Santos. Santos, which is Australia’s largest domestic gas supplier and the operator of the Mutineer, Exeter, Fletcher-Finucane (MEFF) oil fields, applied in December 2021 for the continued operation of these facilities in cessation …
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Green light for Barossa drilling, well campaign

The national petroleum regulator has approved Santos’ Barossa Development for its plans to commence a drilling and well campaign in the second quarter of 2022. The company advised that, as part of the approved development, it wants to begin the petroleum activity in production licence NT/L1. The Barossa Development was accepted by the National Offshore Petroleum …
NOPSEMA assesses decommission of Woodside well

NOPSEMA approves GWA EP revisions

Woodside Energy has received approval from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) for a revision it submitted to the Operational Environment Plan for Goodwyn Alpha (GWA) in Commonwealth waters.  Read more

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Santos seeks approval for Varanus Island

Santos has submitted a revision to the offshore energy regulator regarding the Vanarus Island Hub on the northwest shelf of Western Australia.  The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) received the submission from Santos on 25 January 2022, which is currently still under assessment.  Santos is the operator of the John Brookes, …
New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Minister for Resources and Water Keith Pitt announced two new appointments to the NOPSEMA advisory board this week and two reappointments. Peninsula Energy gains management expertise with new director appointment. The following appointments have been made. Various members, advisory board, NOPSEMA: Two new members have been appointed to the advisory board of Australia’s offshore energy …
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NOPSEMA updates offshore inspection policy

The Australian oil and gas regulator NOPSEMA has published its new inspection policy, which took effect 1 January 2022. The policy applies to offshore petroleum facilities and activities operating in Australia’s Commonwealth waters. NOPSEMA said its revised approach to inspections was based on recent developments such as the pandemic, the decommissioning of the Northern Endeavour, …
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NOPSEMA accepts plan for new seismic survey

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) has accepted Santos’ proposal to undertake a 3D seismic marine survey over three petroleum permit areas in the Bonaparte Basin, offshore Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The survey will be conducted over petroleum permit areas WA-454-P, WA-27-R and WA-40-R, with the data required to develop …