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Observe Programme

ObSERVE-6page-Final.pdf  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b2K0JiAqMA 

https://youtu.be/er81vvfa8yE

Ocean Science publication library 

https://www.boem.gov/Ocean-Science/  

 

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Flaring

In addition, the IOPER considered the issue of flaring associated with offshore petroleum production operations. While members observed that modern practices have generally resulted in flaring of associated gas being limited to safety purposes in their jurisdictions, IOPER members noted that in some areas there is always room for improvement.

Australia presented information provided by the World Bank outlining the Zero Routine Flaring initiative aimed at ending the practice of flaring as a matter of routine operations by 2030. The initiative involves Governments, Companies and Development Institutions committing to progress arrangements to end the practice of routine flaring. Many IOPER member governments and companies that operate in IOPER jurisdictions have already committed to the initiative. IOPER members agreed to share information about the initiative within their jurisdictions.

For more information on the World Bank Zero Routine Flaring Initiative:  www.worldbank.org/zeroroutineflaring

 

Sharing Better Regulatory Practice
NOPSEMA hosted a series of informal regulatory exchange sessions in the week preceding Spillcon 2019 at their offices in Perth, WA. IOPER members were invited to join in exploration of priority issue areas in order to:

Present jurisdictional compliance challenges
Share approaches taken and successes / learnings
Exchange regulatory process and supporting materials
Each session was led by a nominated jurisdiction with opportunity for each jurisdiction to informally share their own experience, question and explore areas of interest, followed by an opportunity to exchange regulatory good practice (inspection tools / guidelines etc) amongst those interested.

Topics discussed were –

Regulating oil spill preparedness and response: Inspecting / Auditing Oil Spill Response Providers;

Regulating oil spill preparedness and response: Scope of emergency exercises - The role of the regulator in testing industry response plans;

Regulating oil spill preparedness and response: Scope of emergency exercises - The role of the regulator in testing industry response plans;

Regulating oil spill preparedness and response: The role of government in oversight, actual oil spill response and ensuring adequate response from operators;

Environmental aspects of decommissioning around re-use, re-purposing, rigs to reefs etc and what policies others have in place and

Environment Performance Indicators.

 

 
 

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