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NOPTA-preferred transmittals

NOPTA has developed a number of transmittal documents to streamline the data submission process (listed below). The use of these forms is encouraged.

Transmittals are available for the following data submissions types:

  • reprocessed survey
  • seismic survey
  • thin section
  • petroleum mining samples
  • wells
  • other—geophysical or geological survey.

Information requirements for data submitted to NOPTA

To ensure correct identification of submitted data, it is suggested that those submitting reports and data describe the individual items submitted in the same terms as prescribed by regulation. The use of NOPTA-preferred transmittals is an effective method to do this.

The following information should be provided in the transmittal:

Data type Information to be provided
All data submission types
  • Title number.
  • Contact details of the submitter (name, email and phone number).
  • Titleholder details.
  • Unique and accurate well or survey name.
  • Whether the activity was completed to meet a work program commitment.
  • A clear list of reports and data in accordance with part 7 of the RMA Regulations.
Survey data submissions
  • Survey type.
  • Inclusion of any multi-client or non-exclusive data.
  • Title coverage of survey.
  • Seismic line prefix.
Well data submissions
  • Purpose of the well (exploration, retention or production).
  • Well location.

Data receipt and submission compliance process

Transmittal forms will be returned as soon as possible after receipt to acknowledge the submission.

Each submission will be subject to a compliance quality control process. If compliance issues are identified, titleholders will be contacted and resubmission may be required.

Additional information for the resubmission of data

Where resubmission of data is requested by NOPTA or is otherwise provided by titleholders, the submission should be accompanied with details of:

  • Why the data is being resubmitted.
  • Whether the submission is a partial or full resubmission.
  • In the case of partial resubmissions, brief details of where the resubmission differs from the original data provided.