Health and Safety at Work (Petroleum Exploration and Extraction) Regulations 2016

  • This version contains corrections to regulations 39(b), 40(3) and 48(1) under section 25(1)(j)(i), (ii) and (iv) of the Legislation Act 2012.
67 Duty to notify WorkSafe of certain workover and well intervention operations

(1)

This regulation applies to the following well operations:

(a)

a workover operation or a well intervention operation that involves an alteration to the construction of a well; or

(b)

a workover operation or a well intervention operation that involves the insertion of a hollow pipe into a well.

(2)

A permit operator of a well operation must not commence the well operation to which subclause (1) applies unless the permit operator has given WorkSafe a notice of the operation.

(3)

The notice required by subclause (2)—

(a)

must be in writing and contain the information specified in Schedule 8; and

(b)

must be given to WorkSafe at least 10 days (or any shorter period specified by WorkSafe) before commencement of the well operation.

(4)

A permit operator who contravenes subclause (2) or (3) commits an offence and is liable on conviction,—

(a)

for an individual, to a fine not exceeding $10,000:

(b)

for any other person, to a fine not exceeding $50,000.

Compare: SR 2013/208 r 74