Acreage release

Obtain an exploration permit – Acreage release

A petroleum exploration permit authorises the holder to explore for petroleum in the permit area. The Joint Authority for an offshore area may invite applications for the grant of a work or cash bid petroleum exploration permit over areas released as part of the annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. All areas are clearly identified as either work program or cash bid.

NOPTA Forms Guidance

The NOPTA Forms Guidance – Petroleum has been developed as a general guide to assist applicants and titleholders in making valid applications, notifications and nominations.


Application for work-bid petroleum exploration permit

Request for grant of a petroleum title

Request for longer period for grant of a petroleum title

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