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The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is responsible for the day-to-day administration of petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia. NOPTA is the first point of contact for matters relating to offshore titles administration. For more information see our About NOPTA webpage.

What's new at NOPTA

08 Feb—NOPTA Dashboard Report

The January edition of the NOPTA Dashboard Report is now available …

02 Feb—Guidance on signature requirements

NOPTA has published guidance to provide assistance on the signature requirements for Notification and Nomination forms and Transfer and Dealing applications. The guidance can be found with the relevant forms. NOPTA will continue to review the requirements for other applications and provide further information in due course …

18 Jan—Updated, wells, surveys, open file metadata, preliminary data release

Updated metadata for wells and surveys completed since 1 January 2012, and the preliminary data release schedule for 2017 are now available.  Details on all authorised open file releases since that date are also available …

19 Dec—Implementation of GDA2020

NOPTA has begun preparing for the introduction of the new GDA2020 spatial datum, which comes into effect on 1 January 2017 …

02 Dec—How can we make it easier for you to use our website?

Please tell us how we can make it easy and simple to get the information you need. Please take part in the survey to provide your feedback. The survey only takes 5 minutes …

21 Oct—Retention lease guideline update

The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, in collaboration with the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), has updated  the ‘Offshore Petroleum Guideline For Grant And Administration Of A Retention Lease’, which is currently an interim version last updated in 2012. This is part of a routine process underway to update guidelines related to offshore petroleum activities. The updated guideline does not represent any fundamental change on retention leases but rather ensures the document remains aligned with existing policy, regulation and processes related to retention leases. Changes to the guideline include streamlining the information and guidance provided and clarifying the application and reporting process. Ultimately, the guideline seeks to assist existing and prospective titleholders to understand the requirements and processes related to applications, assessments and decisions on retention leases. The updated guideline can be found on the guideline page …