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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

05 Aug—National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System

The National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS) is now available for use as an on-line data discovery and delivery system for Australian offshore petroleum wells and seismic surveys …

05 Aug—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  …

04 Aug—Sample submission standards guideline

Detailed guidelines for the submission of all offshore petroleum mining samples have been created to assist operators and contractors with the submission of physical samples to the NOPDCR. The 'Commonwealth Offshore Petroleum Sample Submission Standards' is available through the Offshore Petroleum Guidelines page …

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 …