NOPSA investigates Varanus gas rupture

Wednesday, 11 June, 2008

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA) has sent two senior health and safety inspectors to Varanus Island, off the Northwest Shelf, to investigate a major incident involving a gas pipeline rupture and subsequent fire.

NOPSA will carry out an investigation in conjunction with the WA Department of Industry and Resources (DOIR).

The investigation team will examine the facts of the incident and review the safety systems for the facility.

“The health and safety of personnel working in the offshore oil and gas industry is our highest priority. Our aim is to deliver world-class health and safety regulation for the Australian offshore petroleum industry,” said NOPSA CEO John Clegg.

 

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