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The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) regulates oil, gas and greenhouse gas activities in Commonwealth waters in Australia. It is responsible for:
NOPSEMA is an independent statutory authority established under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. The Act requires reviews of NOPSEMA operations every 5 years.
The 2020 review of NOPSEMA operations is underway See the terms of reference [582KB PDF] [63KB DOCX].
We are managing the process and an independent consultant will conduct the review. We expect to complete the review within 6 months. The final report with be tabled in both houses of parliament.
NOPSEMA transitioned from the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) in 2012.