It is a regulatory requirement to prepare Safety Cases under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (PSLA). Safety Cases are a form of co-regulation between the Government and Operators of petroleum leases and permits. An additional objective is to demonstrate to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety Authority (NOPSA), the Designated Authority under the P(SL)A, that the above requirements have been met.
The AFM Four Vanguard FPSO Safety Case has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the following:
• Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act – 1967
• Petroleum (Submerged Lands) (Management of Safety on Offshore Facilities) Regulations – 1996
• Marine Orders Part 60, Floating Offshore Facilities, Issue 2, issued in Order No. 11 of 2001 under Navigation Act 1912; and
• International Safety Management Code requirements, International Maritime Organisation
AFM Ownership of the Safety Case
ENI Australia Limited (EAL) is the permit title holder of Western Australia Offshore Block WA-234-P whilst the FPSO, owned by Premuda, is operated by Australian FPSO Management Pty Ltd (AFM). As the Operator, AFM ‘s responsibile for the Safety Case for the field.
The Woollybutt Project Four Vanguard FPSO Safety Case, describes the operation of the FPSO and support facilities provided by AFM.
AFM HSE Management System
AFM has developed an integrated management system that leads to meet the requirements of ISO 14001 , AS 4801 and ISO 9001 . This Safety Case also complies with the International Maritime Organisation’s International Safety Management (ISM) Code. Compliance of the integrated management system with these international standards ensures that it provides the means for systematically identifying safety and environmental risks arising from all AFM activities, for meeting legal obligations and for continuously improving HSE performance.