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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

02 Jul—Revised Cost Recovery Implementation Statement 2015–16

To comply with the Australian Government’s new cost recovery guidelines, the Secretary of the Department of Industry and Science has approved a revised Cost Recovery Implementation Statement (CRIS) for 2015–16. The CRIS does not alter any of the existing rates of the annual levy and application fees. A review of NOPTA’s activities, cost effectiveness and appropriateness of charges is scheduled prior to 30 June 2016, to continue the transition that was started in November 2013 to improve transparency and equity among Titleholders …

19 Jun—NOPTA annual stakeholder survey

As part of NOPTA's ongoing performance reporting it will be conducting an annual stakeholder survey. In 2015, NOPTA engaged KPMG to undertake the inaugural survey of its key stakeholders and relevant agencies, including State/Territory and Commonwealth Governments …

02 Jun—Revised Exploration Guidelines

The new Offshore Petroleum Exploration Guideline: Work-bid commenced on 1 June 2015 and replaces a number of previous guidelines …

25 May—Wells and survey activity, open-file offshore metadata

Updated metadata for offshore wells and surveys and details of offshore data made open-file since 1 January 2012 are now available …