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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

07 Aug—2017-202 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 …

10 May—NOPTA 2015-16 RPF self-assessment

NOPTA has published its inaugural self-assessment against the Government’s Regulator Performance Framework (RPF) for 2015-16.  The RPF consists of six outcomes-based key performance indicators covering reducing regulatory burden, effective communication, risk-based and proportionate regulation, efficient and coordinated monitoring, transparency and continuous improvement …

10 May—NOPTA Dashboard Report

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

01 May—NEATS 2020 Summary Report

We would like to thank our key stakeholders who participated in the NEATS2020 project. This project was initiated following the 2015 Operational Review of the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator which recommended that NOPTA continued to develop NEATS (see recommendations 4 and 5) …