The Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) and associated regulations provides the legal framework for the exploration and recovery of petroleum and for injection and storage of the greenhouse gas substances in offshore areas.
The OPGGSA establishes: the Offshore Petroleum Joint Authorities (the Joint Authorities) for each offshore area; NOPTA; and the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA).
Further information on the OPGGSA, related Acts, Regulations and guidelines can be found on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science website at: Offshore petroleum legislation, regulation and guidelines.
As part of its role, NOPTA monitors titleholder's compliance with their legislative obligations. To understand NOPTA's approach to compliance and enforcement please refer to the Compliance and enforcement policy published below.
Compliance and enforcement policy
15 June 2018
NOPSEMA-NOPTA Determination 2015/1
15 December 2015