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Reportable in ncidentss in rellation to


t a well
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Notificaation,R
ReportsandReccords
Division8o
ofthenewreegulationsinttroducesnottification,reportingandrecordingreequirementsfor
titleholderssinrelationttowellrelate
edincidents..

NewregulaationsPartt5:Incidents,reportsanndrecords

Notifyingreportableincid
Reg5.26N dent
(1) Attitleholderco ommitsanofffenceif:
(a) thereisareportableincidentinrel ationtoawe ellinthetitle
earea;and
(b) thetitleholderdoesno otgivenoticeeoftherepo ortableincide enttotheReegulatorin
accordanceewithsubreggulation(3).
Penalty:80 0penaltyuniits.
(2) Anoffenceagaainstsubregu ulation(1)is anoffenceoofstrictliability.
6.1oftheCriminaalCode.
Note:Forstrictliability,seesection6
(3) Theenotice:
(a) mustbegivventotheRe egulatorasssoonaspractticableafter:
(i) thefirstoccurre enceofthereeportableincident;or
(ii) ifthhereportable eincidentwaasnotdetecttedbythetitleholderat thetimeoftthefirst
occu urrencethe etimethetittleholderbe ecomesawareoftherepoortableincid dent;and
(b) mustbegivvenorally;and
(c) mustcontaain:
(i) allmmaterialfactssandcircum mstancesconcerningthereportableinncidentthatthe
titleeholderknow wsorisable,byreasonab blesearchorrenquiry,to findout;and
(ii) anyactiontaken n,orproposeedtobetake en,tostop,ccontrolorre medythereportable
incid dent.

NewregulaationsPartt5:Incidents,reportsanndrecords

Reg5.26AWrittenreportofreporttableincidennt
(1) Attitleholderco ommitsanofffenceif:
(a) thereisareportableincidentinrel ationtoawe ellinthetitle
earea;and
(b) thetitleholderdoesno otgiveawritttenreportofthereporta ableincidentttotheRegu
ulatorin
accordanceewithsubreggulation(3).
Penalty:80 0penaltyuniits.
(2) Anoffenceagaainstsubregu ulation(1)is anoffenceoofstrictliability.
6.1oftheCriminaalCode.
Note:Forstrictliability,seesection6

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Reg5.26AWrittenreportofreporttableincidennt
(3) Thereport:
(a) mustbegiiventotheR Regulator:
(i) notlaterthan3daysafterthhefirstoccurrenceofthe ereportableincident;or
(ii) ifth
hereportableeincidentwaasnotdetecttedbythetitleholderat thetimeoftthefirst
occu urrenceno otlaterthan 3daysafterthetimetheetitleholder becomesaw wareof
thereportableincident;or
(iii) ifthheRegulatoragreestoannotherperiodwithinwhichthereporrtmustbeprovided
with hinthatperio
od;and
(b) mustcontain:
(i) allmmaterialfactssandcircum
mstancesconcerningthereportableinncidentthatthe
titleeholderknowwsorisable,byreasonabblesearchorrenquiry,to findout;and
(ii) anyactiontaken n,orproposeedtobetakeen,tostop,ccontrolorre medythereportable
incid dent;and
(iii) anyactiontaken n,orproposeedtobetakeen,topreven ntasimilarinncidentoccu
urringin
thefuture.

Detailsffornotificationo
ofreportaableinciidents
Reportableincidentsinrelationtoa
awellinatit leareamusttbenotifiedtoNOPSEMA Ainaccordan
ncewith
newregulations5.26and
d5.26A(regardlessofwheentheWOMP Pinforcewassaccepted).
Areportableincidentin
nrelationtoa
awellisdefi nedbyRegu
ulation5.02o
ofthenewreegulations:
(a) Alo
ossofintegrityofthewell,includingaawellkick,rresultinginareleaseofm
morethan1kilogram
(1kgg)ofgasor8
80litresofliq
quid;
(b) Afaailureofhydrostaticpresssureasapriimarybarrier,leadingtoabuildupoofpressureo orapositive
flow
wback;andttheoperatio onofablow outpreventiionordiversionsystem;
(c) Dammageto,orffailureof,we ellrelatedeqquipmentthaathasledorcouldleadttoalossofin
ntegrityof
thewell;
(d) Anyyotherunplaannedoccurrencethatreequiresthettitleholderto oimplementtmeasureso or
arraangementstoregaincon ntrolofthew
well.
NOPSEMAcconsidersthaat:
Iftherehasbeenaconffirmedflowffromthewelll;andthew wellhasbeen shutinbym
meansofaBO
OPand
thereisapoositivepresssurereadingonthewell; orflowfrom
mthewellha
asbeendiverrtedthensuchan
incidentwo ouldbereporrtableunderrsubregulati on5.02(b);

Examp
ple
Reporrtablefailureeofhydrosta
aticbarrier
Duringgthedrillinggofawellap
positiveflow
wcheckwaspperformedduringtrippinngandthew wellwas
shutinwiththeBOP.Therew waspressure onthewellaandasmallsswabbedinflluxwascalcu ulated
tohavveenteredth hewellbore. Thedrillstriingwasstrip
ppedtobottoomandtheiinfluxcircula
atedout
withthecurrentm mudweight.Therewasnnopressureo onthewellafteronecircculation,theBOP
wasopenedandaaflowcheckwasperform med.Thewelllwasstableandnormal operations
resum
med.

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Wellrelated
dequipmenttisdefinedintheOPGGSSAAct2006as:
(a) plan
nt;or
(b) equuipment;or
(c) otherthing;forcontainingp
pressureinaawell.
NOPSEMAcconsidersthaatifdamagetoorfailureeofwellequ uipmenthas, orcould,leaadtoalosso ofwell
integrity,th
hensuchequ uipmentwou uldgenerallybepressure
econtaininge equipmentrrelatingtothhebarrier
envelopeoffawellatitssvariousstaggesofconstrruction,operrationetc.an
ndthisshoulldguideatittleholders
consideratio onoftherepportingrequirementofs ubregulation n5.02(c).

Example
Reporrtabledamaggeto,orfailu
ureof,wellrrelatedequip
pment:
Thefailureofaaproductioncasingcemeentjobresultinginwellfflowuptheaannulusbefo
oreor
aftterthecasingghangerand
dpackoffhaavebeeninsttalled.
Faiilureofasho
oetrackresu
ultinginapoositivepressu
ureonthewell.
Faiilureofapreessuretestorcatastrophhicfailure:tubing,casing,,productionpacker,cem
mentor
anyotheritem mconsideredpartofthebbarrierenvelopeforthewelloratannystageofits
construction.
FaiilureofaXT(Christmasttree)orWH((wellhead)p
pressureretainingcompoonent.

Subregulation5.02(d)aanyotherunplannedocccurrencethattrequiresthetitleholderrtoimpleme
ent
measureso
orarrangemeentstoregain ncontroloftthewell:

Examp
ple
Reporrtableunplan
nnedoccurre
encesthatreequirethetittleholdertoimplementootherarrangements
mayin
nclude:
bullheadinganinfluxintotheformationn
allubricateand
dbleedwellkillmeasuree
meeasurestakentocontrolanundergrooundblowou
ut

Verbalno
otification
nofarepo
ortableincident
Titleholderssmustmakeaverbalnottificationofaareportable incidenttoN
NOPSEMA,vviathededica
ated
NOPSEMA
Aincidentph
honenumb
ber(08)646617090
assoonasppracticableaaftertherep
portableinciddent,orafte
erfirstbecom
mingawareoofareportab
bleincident.
Inthiscontextassoonnaspracticableinclude shavingdue eregardtoaanyimmediaateemergencyresponse
necessary.
Thisverbalnotificationmustcontain
n:
(i) A
Allavailablematerialfactsandcircum
mstancesconcerningthe ereportable incident
(ii) A
Anyactiontaaken,orpropposedtobe taken,tosto
op,controlorremedytheereportable
eincident

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Writtenrreportofreportableincidentt
Allreportsp
providedtoN
NOPSEMAmu
ustbesubm ittedto:sub
bmissions@n
nopsema.govv.au
orviasecurrefiletransfeerat:https:///securefile.nnopsema.go
ov.au/filedro
op/submissioons
Thetitleholdermustsub portnolater than3daysafterthefirsstoccurrenceeoftherepo
bmittherep ortable
incidentanddshoulduseetheNOPSEM MAreportfoorm(N03000FM1635)a availablefrommtheNOPSEMA
website.
mustcontain
Thereportm n:
(i) Allm mstancesconncerningthereportableiincidentthattthetitleholderknows
materialfacttsandcircum
orisable,byreasonableseaarchorenquuiry,tofindo
out;and
(ii) Anyyactiontakeento,orpropposedtobettaken,tostoop,controlorrremedytheereportableincident
(iii) Anyyotheractiontakenorproposedtobbetaken,topreventasim milarincidenntoccurringinthe
futu
ure.
However,iffthetitlehold
derhasbeennunabletoiddentifyALLtthematerialfactsandcirrcumstancess,and
remedialacctions,tobetakenwithinnthe3days;the(initial)reportmust neverthelesssbesubmitttedwithall
oftheinformationavailableatthattime.Subseqquently,aco omplete(fina
al)reportmuustbesubmiittedto
NOPSEMAw withinatimeeperiodagre
eedwithNO PSEMA.Forexample,attitleholderm mayrequireaadditional
timetoinveestigateandascertainthecauseofthheincidentaanddetermin neactionstoopreventthe
eincident
fromoccurrringagain.

Examp
ple
Reporttabledamaggeto,orfailu
ureof,wellreelatedequip
pmentrequirringadditionnaltimetore
eport
Duringgtheproducctionphase,ttubingbyA
Aannulusprressurecomm municationhhasbeenide
entified
andatubingleako
orproductionpackerfaillurewassuspected.Thewellwasshuutinwhilethhe
olderformulaatesaplana
titleho andsourcesaarigtoperfo
orminvestiga
ationandrem
medialactions.

Inthisscenaariotheform
mulationoftheplanand mobilisation nofarigtoinvestigatea ndidentifya
allthe
materialfacctsandcircumstancesoftheincidenttwilllikelyre
equireadditiionaltimeanndthetitlehoolder
shouldseekktoagreewithNOPSEMA meforthesubmissionofthecomplettewrittenreport.
Aatimefram
Whereatitleholderwishestomake
esucharequuest,theysho
oulddosobysubmittinggtherequesttthrough
submissionss@nopsema.gov.au.

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Reg5.26BTTitleholderm mustkeepcopyofreporrt
(1) Attitleholderco ommitsanofffenceifthe titleholderd doesnotstoreacopyof awrittenreport
givventotheReegulatorunderregulationn5.26Ainaw waythatmakesretrievalloftherepoort
reaasonablypracticable.
Pen nalty:30pen naltyunits.
(2) Anoffenceagaainstsubregu ulation(1)is anoffenceoofstrictliability.
6.1oftheCriminaalCode
Note:Forstrictliability,seesection6
(3) Sub bregulation((1)doesnotapplyifthe reportwasggiventotheRegulatorm morethan5yyearsago.

Regulation5.26Bisselfexplanatoryyandrequireesnoguidance.

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Criticalffactorsforsuccess
Areportableincident(aasdefinedinregulation55.02)isverbaallynotifiedttoNOPSEMA
Aassoonaspracticable
aftertheocccurrenceandfolloweduupwithawriittenreportusingform(N03000FM11635)within n3daysof
pplicableafinalreportinnatimeframeagreedwitthNOPSEMA
theoccurreenceandifap A.

Contacttdetails
Formorein
nformationreegardingthisswellintegriityguidancenote,contaccttheNOPSEEMA.
Telephone: +61(0)8
861888700;or
email: wompgguidance@no
opsema.gov..au

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