NOPTA-preferred transmittals

NOPTA provides a range of transmittal documents for use by titleholders that list each expected data item for each data submission type. 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
  • well data
  • other—geophysical or geological survey.

Information requirements for data submitted to NOPTA

To ensure correct identification of submitted data, it is recommended that all reports and data be described on transmittals in the same terms as prescribed by regulation. 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.
Go to top Go to top icon