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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

16 May—NOPTA Dashboard Report—April 2016

NOPTA's Monthly Dashboard Report for April 2016 is now available. The report provides stakeholders with a summary of the Tiltes Administrator performance statistics …

06 May—Prior Use Rights under the EPBC Act

Where a prior usage right exists in respect of a petroleum title, the titleholder can apply to the Minister for the Environment (or their delegate) for consent to renew or extend the title term at the same time as applying to NOPTA. Titles that constitute a prior usage right for the purposes of section 359 of the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Protection Act 1999 (EPBC Act) will require consent from the Minister for the Environment before a renewal or extension can be granted by the Joint Authority. A new application form and a guideline has been developed to assist titleholders. For further information please contact marinereserves@environment.gov.au or titles@nopta.gov.au …

18 Mar—Updated wells, surveys and open file metadata

Updated metadata for wells and surveys completed since 1 January 2012 are now available. Details on all authorised open file releases since that date are also available …

14 Jan—Review of cost recovery arrangements

NOPTA has released an internal review of its cost recovery arrangements for consultation until 29 February 2016 …