Information on the 2012 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release can be found at http://www.petroleum-acreage.gov.au/.
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On 1 January 2012, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) was established as a branch of the Resources Division of the Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET).
NOPTA administers titles, undertakes data and resource management, and provides technical advice to the Joint Authority.
NOPTA's head office is in Perth, with a regional office in Melbourne.
NOPTA commenced on 1 January 2012.