Offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage guidelines

These documents have been developed as a general guide only. They do not replace or amend the requirements of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and associated Regulations, which should be read in conjunction with the guides.

They are made available on the understanding that the Commonwealth is not giving legal or other professional advice. Before relying on this material in any important matter, users should carefully evaluate its accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance for their purposes, and obtain appropriate legal or other professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

It is anticipated these guidelines will be amended from time to time.

Offshore petroleum guidelines

Joint Authority decisions guidelines

Offshore petroleum exploration guideline

Offshore petroleum guideline for grant and administration of a retention lease (updated October 2016)

Offshore petroleum guideline for pipeline facilities

Special prospecting authorities, access authorities and scientific investigation consent

Transfers and dealing related to petroleum titles

Guidelines for reporting and submission of offshore petroleum data

Commonwealth offshore petroleum sample submission standards

Cash bid exploration permit guideline

Declaration of location guideline

Greenhouse gas storage guidelines

Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Requirements of bids and renewal applications

Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Assessment of bids and renewal applications

Greenhouse gas guideline work-bid assessment permits—Conditions and administration

Greenhouse gas guideline—Declaration of an identified GHG storage formation


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For further information see Legislation and compliance.

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