Significant offshore petroleum incidents

Significant offshore petroleum incidents

In this Division, a significant offshore petroleum incident is a significant incident or occurrence that relates to any or all of the following operations in an offshore area:

  1. petroleum exploration operations;
  2. petroleum recovery operations;
  3. operations relating to the processing or storage of petroleum;
  4. operations relating to the preparation of petroleum for transport;
  5. operations connected with the construction or operation of a pipeline;
  6. operations relating to the decommissioning or removal of structures, equipment or other items of property that have been brought into an offshore area for or in connection with any of the operations mentioned in paragraph (a), (b), (c), (d) or (e).

Note: For inquiries into significant offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas incidents, see Part 9.10A. Paragraph (1)(f) does not, by implication, limit paragraph (1)(a), (b), (c), (d) or (e).

Source: Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006, Australia, amended 2012. Legislation


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