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.

Changes to the petroleum exploration permit guidelines

On 1 June 2015 the new Offshore Petroleum Exploration Guideline replaced the following guidelines:

  • Requirements of bid and renewal applications
  • Assessment of bid and renewal applications
  • Permit conditions and administration.

Applications lodged prior to 1 June 2015 will continue to be assessed under the old guidelines. Applications lodged on or after 1 June 2015 will be assessed using the new guideline. For more detail regarding these changes and relevant transitional arrangements, please see the fact sheet.

Offshore petroleum guidelines

Document PDF Other
Joint Authority decisions guidelines PDF 70 kB DOCX 47 kB
Offshore petroleum exploration guideline PDF 663 kB DOCX 133 kB
Offshore petroleum guideline for grant and administration of a retention lease
(updated October 2016)
PDF 210 kB DOCX 204 kB
Offshore petroleum guideline for pipeline facilities PDF 82 kB DOCX 138 kB
Special prospecting authorities, access authorities and scientific investigation consent PDF 47 kB DOCX 70 kB
Transfers and dealing related to petroleum titles PDF 187 kB DOCX 29 kB
Guidelines for reporting and submission of offshore petroleum data PDF 606 kB DOCX 135 kB
Commonwealth offshore petroleum sample submission standards PDF 1.6 MB DOCX 11.9 MB
Cash bid exploration permit guideline PDF 416 kB DOCX 42 kB
Declaration of location guideline PDF 741 kB DOCX 264 kB

Greenhouse gas storage guidelines

Document Attachment
Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Requirements of bids and renewal applications PDF 166 kB
Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Assessment of bids and renewal applications PDF 158 kB
Greenhouse gas guideline work-bid assessment permits—Conditions and Administration DOCX 42 kB
PDF 184 kB
Greenhouse gas guideline—Declaration of an Identified GHG Storage Formation DOCX 45 kB
PDF 330 kB

Related documents

More information

For further administrative guidelines, please visit the department's website at: Offshore petroleum legislation, regulation and guidelines.