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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

27 Apr—NOPTA Dashboard Report

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

20 Mar—New fact sheets: Surrender, cancellation and expiry of titles

NOPTA has produced a suite of new factsheets to provide general information to industry stakeholders about the processes for surrendering, cancelling and expiring offshore petroleum titles …

02 Mar—SPA/AA/SIC Guideline update

NOPTA, in consultation with the Department has recently completed an update of the Special Prospecting Authorities (SPAs), Access Authorities (AAs) & Scientific Investigation Consents (SICs) Guideline  …

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 …