Welcome

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.

NOPTA website refresh

NOPTA will soon be launching a refreshed website that seeks to significantly improve the user experience through how information is presented and accessed. To ensure a smooth transition to the new website, from 21 August NOPTA will not publish any non-critical information for around 2-3 weeks. Should you be unable to locate any specific information during this period please contact us at corporate@nopta.gov.au.

What's new at NOPTA

12 Sept—NOPTA Annual Report of Activities

NOPTA has published its Annual Report of Activities for 2016–17. This provides key stakeholders with comprehensive details specific to NOPTA's key activities and key achievements …

07 Aug—2017-2020 NOPTA Corporate Plan

NOPTA has published its updated 2017-2020 Corporate Plan. The updated plan maintains a strong focus on the six key performance indicators of the Regulator Performance Framework …

07 Aug—Updated, wells, surveys, open file metadata

Updated metadata for wells and surveys completed since 1 January 2012.  Details on all authorised open file releases since that date are also available …

24 Jul—Declaration of location guideline published

The NOPTA and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (DIIS) have published a new Declaration of a Location Guideline. A declaration of location is required to transition petroleum containing blocks within an exploration permit into a new retention lease or production licence …

14 Jun—NOPTA Stakeholder survey

The 2017 NOPTA Stakeholder Survey was conducted between March and April 2017.  The aim of the survey was to assess client satisfaction with NOPTA’s performance in key areas of the government’s regulator performance framework …