NOPTA may make 'open information' about a well or survey publicly known at any time under Regulation 8.10 of the RMA Regulations. Open information about a well or survey is defined in Regulation 1.05. It includes the name, location, type or purpose, and other general information relating to the activity being undertaken.
NOPIMS is the register for new well and survey activity metadata captured by NOPTA since 1 January 2012. This information is updated periodically and is provided as a guide only. Any queries, corrections or details of omissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The system also displays pre–2012 legacy metadata maintained by Geoscience Australia. Access to always open well and survey metadata and publically released downloadable data is available via NOPIMS.
Under Part 8 of the RMA Regulations, NOPTA may make disclosable information publicly known after the relevant day has passed.
All information and data submitted to NOPTA in accordance with the relevant legislation shall remain confidential at least until the information is eligible for public release.
The National Offshore Petroleum Data and Core Repository (NOPDCR) maintains confidential information on behalf of NOPTA. Once the relevant day has passed and the Titles Administrator has authorised the data for release, it will be made publicly available through the NOPDCR.
The following information relates to the public release of petroleum data collected under the current provisions of the RMA Regulations.
Release dates for well and survey activities vary according to the information type and legislation under which the data was collected. A nominal release date is given to indicate an approximate timing for release. The relevant day does not necessarily reflect the actual day of release.
NOPTA authorises the release of data on the first business day of the week after the relevant day for particular well and survey activities has passed. Data will become available through the NOPIMS or via Geoscience Australia for public use as soon as possible, after release.
Queries regarding the release provisions for petroleum data submitted under older legislation should be directed to email@example.com.
Open file data since 1 January 2012
Preliminary data release schedule 2018
Please note: this is a preliminary list based upon release and completion dates presently held by Geoscience Australia and NOPTA; and is provided as a guide only. The Titles Administrator will make a decision on the release of data once the relevant day has passed.
This information is updated periodically. Any queries, corrections or details of any omissions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.