National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

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National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority
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Statutory Agency overview
Formed 1 January 2012 (2012-01-01)
Preceding Statutory Agency
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Headquarters Perth, Western Australia
Employees 140
Minister responsible
Statutory Agency executives
  • Erica Smyth, Chair
  • Stuart Smith, CEO
Website www.nopsema.gov.au
Map
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Map of NOPSEMA jurisdiction in Australian Commonwealth Waters

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) is an Australian Commonwealth statutory agency established under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGS Act).[1] NOPSEMA serves as the national regulator for the health and safety, well integrity and environmental management aspects of offshore oil and gas operations in Australian Commonwealth waters; and in coastal waters where regulatory powers and functions have been conferred.[2]

NOPSEMA was established on 1 January 2012, superseding the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA).[3] The agency is currently headed by Stuart Smith.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006". Federal Register of Legislation. 6 May 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Introducing NOPSEMA" (PDF). National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority. 11 April 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-26. 
  3. ^ "About us » NOPSEMA". www.nopsema.gov.au. Retrieved 2016-10-28. 
  4. ^ "NOPSEMA Annual Report 2015-16" (PDF). www.nopsema.gov.au. NOPSEMA. 18 October 2016. Retrieved 2016-11-02. 

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