Offshore petroleum and greenhouse gas storage guidelines

These documents have been developed as a general guide only. They are subject to, and do not replace or amend the requirements of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 and associated Regulations, which should be read in conjunction with the guides below.

These guidelines are made available by the Australian Government for information only. Before relying on this material, users should carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the information, and obtain independent legal or other professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

They will be reviewed and updated as required.

Offshore petroleum guidelines

Joint Authority decisions guidelines

Offshore petroleum exploration guideline (for applications submitted on or after 1 July 2019

COVID-19 Fact Sheet: Work-Bid Exploration Permits

Signatures—Temporary measures to Covid-19—Electronic signatures

Offshore petroleum guideline for grant and administration of a retention lease

Offshore petroleum guideline for pipeline facilities

Special prospecting authority, access authority and scientific investigation consent

Transfers and dealing related to petroleum titles—updated May 2018

Commonwealth offshore petroleum sample submission standards

Cash bid exploration permit guideline

Declaration of location guideline

Offshore petroleum decommissioning guideline

Greenhouse gas storage guidelines

Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Requirements of bids and renewal applications

Greenhouse gas assessment permits—Assessment of bids and renewal applications

Greenhouse gas guideline work-bid assessment permits—Conditions and administration

Greenhouse gas guideline—Declaration of an identified GHG storage formation


More information

For further information see Legislation and compliance.

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