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.

Guidelines commencing on 2 March 2022

Applicant suitability (includes greenhouse gas storage titles)

Offshore petroleum exploration: Work–bid (For bids closing on 3 March 2022 please use the previous version of this guideline)

Grant and administration of a retention lease and related matters

Transfers, dealings, change in control, and other titleholder transactions (includes greenhouse gas storage titles)

Offshore petroleum: decommissioning

Offshore petroleum guidelines

Offshore petroleum exploration: Work-bid (for applications submitted prior to 2 March 2022 and for 2021 acreage release bids closing on 3 March 2022)

Offshore petroleum: Grant and administration of a retention lease and related matters (for applications submitted prior to 2 March 2022)

Offshore Petroleum: Special prospecting authority, access authority and scientific investigation consents

Offshore Petroleum: Transfers and dealing related to petroleum titles (for applications submitted prior to 2 March 2022)

Commonwealth offshore petroleum sample submission standards

Offshore petroleum: Declaration of location

Offshore petroleum: decommissioning (prior to 2 March 2022)

Greenhouse gas storage guidelines

Guideline — Offshore GHG Work-bid GHG Assessment Permit (effective 6 December 2021)

Greenhouse gas guideline—Declaration of an identified GHG storage formation

Greenhouse gas guideline—Consolidated work-bid and cross-boundary greenhouse gas assessment permits

More information

For further information see Legislative Overview

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