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.

Christmas shutdown

Please note that NOPTA offices will be closed for business from 4pm AEST 23 December 2016 to 9am AEST 3 January 2017. During this time if you have an urgent need to contact NOPTA, please contact the General Manager on 0418 624 885.

On behalf of all NOPTA staff, we wish you and your families a safe and joyous Christmas and a happy New Year.

What's new at NOPTA

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 …

14 Nov—NOPTA dashboard report

The September and October dashboard reports are now available …

07 Nov—Updated, wells, surveys, and open file metadata

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

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 …