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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

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 …

08 May—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 …

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) …

20 Mar—New fact sheets: Surrender, cancellation and expiry of titles

NOPTA has produced a suite of new factsheets to provide general information to industry stakeholders about the processes for surrendering, cancelling and expiring offshore petroleum titles …

02 Mar—SPA/AA/SIC Guideline update

NOPTA, in consultation with the Department has recently completed an update of the Special Prospecting Authorities (SPAs), Access Authorities (AAs) & Scientific Investigation Consents (SICs) Guideline  …