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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 2011

- made under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

TABLE OF PROVISIONS

   PART 1--PRELIMINARY

   1.01.   Name of Regulations  
   1.04.   Objects of Parts 2 to 4 and 6 to 13  
   1.04A.  Object of Part 5  
   1.05.   Definitions  
   1.06.   Meaning of excluded information  

   PART 2--NOTIFICATION AND REPORTING OF DISCOVERY OF PETROLEUM

           Division 1--Petroleum titleholders

   2.01.   Application  
   2.02.   Requirement to provide information with notification of discovery of petroleum  
   2.03.   Titles Administrator may request information to be included in discovery assessment report  
   2.04.   Requirement to provide discovery assessment report  

           Division 2--Greenhouse gas titleholders

   2.05.   Application  
   2.06.   Requirement to provide petroleum discovery report  

   PART 3--TITLE ASSESSMENT REPORTS

   3.01.   Application  
   3.02.   Definition  
   3.03.   Requirement to provide annual title assessment report  
   3.04.   Reports may be combined with permission  
   3.05.   Title assessment report for part of a year  
   3.06.   Information to be provided in annual title assessment report--petroleum exploration permit  
   3.07.   Information to be provided in annual title assessment report--petroleum retention lease  
   3.08.   Information to be provided in annual title assessment report--petroleum production licence  
   3.09.   Information to be provided in annual title assessment report--greenhouse gas assessment permit  
   3.10.   Information to be provided in annual title assessment report--greenhouse gas holding lease  

   PART 4--FIELD DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND APPROVALS OF PETROLEUM RECOVERY

           Division 1--Preliminary

   4.01.   Definitions  

           Division 2----Field development plan requirements for petroleum production licensees

   4.02.   Requirement to have an accepted field development plan  
   4.03.   Requirement to undertake activities in accordance with accepted field development plan  

           Division 3----Obtaining acceptance of field development plan

   4.04.   Application for acceptance of field development plan  
   4.05.   Joint Authority decision on field development plan  
   4.06.   Criteria for acceptance of field development plan  
   4.07.   Contents of field development plan  

           Division 4--Variation of field development plan

   4.08.   Requirement to apply for variation of field development plan  
   4.09.   Application must be made at least 90 days before major change  
   4.10.   Joint Authority decision on variation of field development plan  
   4.11.   Variation required by Joint Authority  
   4.12.   Objection to requirement to vary field development plan  
   4.13.   Decision on objection  

           Division 5--Recovery of petroleum before field development plan is accepted

   4.14.   Application for approval to undertake recovery of petroleum without accepted field development plan  
   4.15.   Decision on application  

           Division 6--Transitional provisions about field development plans

   4.16.   Events that occurred on or before the commencement of these Regulations  

           Division 7--Approval of rate of recovery of petroleum

   4.17.   Requirement to obtain approval of rate of recovery of petroleum  
   4.18.   Application for approval of rate of recovery from pool in licence area  

           Division 8--Requirement to notify significant event

   4.19.   Requirement to notify significant event to Joint Authority  

   PART 5--WELL OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT PLANS AND WELL ACTIVITIES

           Division 1--Preliminary

   5.01.   Application  
   5.02.   Definitions  
   5.03.   Well includes associated well-related equipment  
   5.03A.  Well activity taken to occur if well is not operational  

           Division 2--Requirements--well operations management plan

   5.04.   Requirement to have well operations management plan in force  
   5.05.   Requirement to undertake activities in accordance with well operations management plan  

           Division 3--Obtaining acceptance of well operations management plan

   5.06.   Application for acceptance of well operations management plan  
   5.07.   Decision on well operations management plan  
   5.07A.  Further information on submitted plan  
   5.08.   Criteria for acceptance of well operations management plan  
   5.09.   Contents of well operations management plan  

           Division 4--Revision of well operations management plan

   5.10.   Revision based on circumstances  
   5.11.   Revision required by Regulator  
   5.12.   Revision required by Regulator--objection to requirement  
   5.13.   Revision at end of each 5 year period  
   5.14.   Form of proposed revision  
   5.15.   Acceptance of revised well operations management plan  
   5.16.   Effect of non-acceptance of proposed revision  

           Division 5--End of well operations management plan

   5.17.   Plan ends when well permanently abandoned  

           Division 6--Withdrawal of acceptance of well operations management plan

   5.18.   Reasons for withdrawal of acceptance  
   5.19.   Notice of proposal to withdraw acceptance  
   5.20.   Decision to withdraw acceptance  
   5.20A.  Withdrawal decision has no effect in relation to well that is not operational  
   5.21.   Relationship between withdrawal and other provisions  

           Division 7--Information about specific well activities

   5.22.   Well activities for which advance notice is required  
   5.23.   Regulator may request more information  
   5.24.   Notice of change in activity or circumstances  
   5.25.   Notice that notified well activity has been completed  

           Division 8--Incidents, reports and records

   5.26.   Notifying reportable incident  
   5.26A.  Written report of reportable incident  
   5.26B.  Titleholder must keep copy of report  

           Division 9--Role of Titles Administrator if NOPSEMA is Regulator

   5.27.   Application  
   5.28.   Requirement for titleholder and NOPSEMA to give copies of documents to Titles Administrator  
   5.29.   Requirement for responsible Commonwealth Minister to give copy of direction to NOPSEMA  

           Division 10--Transitional provisions

   5.30.   Definitions  
   5.31.   Transitional well operations management plans  
   5.32.   Application for acceptance of new well operations management plan not decided before commencement time  
   5.33.   Variation not dealt with before commencement time  
   5.34.   Existing well without well operations management plan  
   5.35.   New well operations management plan to replace transitional plan  
   5.36.   When transitional plan ceases to be in force  

   PART 6--AUTHORISATION OF PETROLEUM TITLEHOLDERS TO CONDUCT GREENHOUSE GAS EXPLORATION

   6.01.   Application of Part  
   6.02.   Definitions  
   6.03.   Requirement to notify about authorised activity in title area  
   6.04.   Authorisation of petroleum exploration permittee  
   6.05.   Authorisation of petroleum retention lessee  
   6.06.   Authorisation of petroleum production licensee  

   PART 7--DATA MANAGEMENT--PETROLEUM TITLEHOLDERS

           Division 1--Requirements for keeping information

   7.01.   Purpose of Division  
   7.02.   Requirement to securely retain information  
   7.03.   Requirement to retain information so that retrieval is reasonably practicable  

           Division 2--Requirements for collection and retention of cores, cuttings and samples

   7.04.   Purpose of Division  
   7.05.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample  
   7.06.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample in Australia  
   7.07.   Requirement to return core, cutting or sample to Australia  
   7.08.   Requirement to provide report about overseas analysis of core, cutting or sample  
   7.09.   Requirement to securely retain core, cutting or sample  
   7.10.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample so that retrieval is reasonably practicable  

           Division 3--Requirements for giving reports and samples

              Subdivision 3.1--Preliminary

   7.11.   Purpose of Division  

              Subdivision 3.2--Reports about drilling wells

   7.12.   Requirement for daily drilling report  
   7.13.   Requirement for initial well completion report and data  
   7.14.   Requirement for final well completion report and data  

              Subdivision 3.3--Reports about geophysical and geological surveys

   7.15.   Requirement for weekly survey report  
   7.16.   Requirement for survey acquisition report and data  
   7.17.   Requirement for survey processing report and data  
   7.18.   Requirement for survey interpretation report and data  

              Subdivision 3.4--Other reports

   7.19.   Requirement for monthly report from petroleum production licensee  

              Subdivision 3.5--Cores, cuttings and samples

   7.20.   Requirement to give core, cutting or sample  

   PART 8--RELEASE OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT PETROLEUM

           Division 1--Preliminary

   8.01.   Definitions  

           Division 2--Classification of documentary information

   8.02.   Meaning of permanently confidential information  
   8.03.   Meaning of interpretative information  
   8.04.   Classification dispute notice  
   8.05.   Making an objection  
   8.06.   Consideration of objection by Titles Administrator  
   8.07.   Review of Title Administrator's decision by Minister  
   8.08.   When objection ceases to be in force  

           Division 3--Release of documentary information

   8.09.   Purpose of Division  
   8.10.   Release of open information about wells and surveys  
   8.11.   Release of basic disclosable information  
   8.12.   Release of interpretative disclosable information  
   8.13.   Release of documentary information--prior availability or consent  
   8.13A.  Release of documentary information--Petroleum and Other Fuels Reporting Act 2017  

           Division 4--Release of petroleum mining samples

   8.14.   Purpose of Division  
   8.15.   Release of petroleum mining samples after relevant day  
   8.16.   Release of petroleum mining samples - prior availability or consent  

   PART 9--DATA MANAGEMENT--GREENHOUSE GAS TITLEHOLDERS

           Division 1--Requirements to keep information

   9.01.   Purpose of Division  
   9.02.   Requirement to securely retain information  
   9.03.   Requirement to retain information so that retrieval is reasonably practicable  

           Division 2--Requirements for collection and retention of cores, cuttings and samples

   9.04.   Purpose of Division  
   9.05.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample  
   9.06.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample in Australia  
   9.07.   Requirement to return core, cutting or sample to Australia  
   9.08.   Requirement to provide report about overseas analysis of core, cutting or sample  
   9.09.   Requirement to securely retain core, cutting or sample  
   9.10.   Requirement to retain core, cutting or sample so that retrieval is reasonably practicable  

           Division 3--Requirements for giving reports and samples

              Subdivision 3.1--Preliminary

   9.11.   Purpose of Division  

              Subdivision 3.2--Reports about drilling wells

   9.12.   Requirement for daily drilling report  
   9.13.   Requirement for initial well completion report and data  
   9.14.   Requirement for final well completion report and data  

              Subdivision 3.3--Reports about geophysical and geological surveys

   9.15.   Requirement for weekly survey report  
   9.16.   Requirement for survey acquisition report and data  
   9.17.   Requirement for survey processing report and data  
   9.18.   Requirement for survey interpretation report and data  

              Subdivision 3.4--Other reports

   9.19.   Requirement for greenhouse gas injection monthly report--greenhouse gas injection licensee  
   9.20.   Requirement for greenhouse gas injection annual report--greenhouse gas injection licensee  
   9.21.   Requirement for monthly greenhouse gas accounting report--greenhouse gas injection licensee  
   9.22.   Requirement for annual greenhouse gas accounting report--greenhouse gas injection licensee  

              Subdivision 3.5--Cores, cuttings and samples

   9.23.   Requirement to give core, cutting or sample  

   PART 10--RELEASE OF TECHNICAL INFORMATION ABOUT GREENHOUSE GAS

           Division 1--Preliminary

   10.01.  Definitions  

           Division 2--Classification of documentary information

   10.02.  Meaning of permanently confidential information  
   10.03.  Meaning of interpretative information  
   10.04.  Classification dispute notice  
   10.05.  Making an objection  
   10.06.  Consideration of objection by Titles Administrator  
   10.07.  Review of Titles Administrator's decision by Minister  
   10.07A. When objection ceases to be in force  

           Division 3--Release of documentary information

   10.08.  Purpose of Division  
   10.09.  Release of open information about wells and surveys  
   10.10.  Release of information from greenhouse gas accounting reports  
   10.11.  Release of basic disclosable information  
   10.12.  Release of interpretative disclosable information  
   10.13.  Release of documentary information--prior availability or consent  

           Division 4--Release of eligible samples

   10.14.  Purpose of Division  
   10.15.  Release of eligible samples after relevant day  
   10.16.  Release of eligible samples--prior availability or consent  

   PART 11--FEES

   11.01.  Fees in relation to applications etc.  

   PART 11A--GIVING DOCUMENTS

   11A.01. Giving documents  
   11A.02. Giving documents to Joint Authority  
   11A.03. Giving documents to responsible Commonwealth Minister  
   11A.04. Giving documents to 2 or more registered holders of a petroleum title  
   11A.05. Giving documents to 2 or more registered holders of a greenhouse gas title  

   PART 12--MISCELLANEOUS

   12.01.  Form of instrument of transfer  
   12.02.  Prescribed details for supplementary instrument for approval of dealing  
   12.03.  Survey of wells, structures or equipment  
   12.04.  Notice of route followed by pipeline  
   12.05.  Requirement to give notice of pipeline incident  
   12.06.  Requirement to provide written report about pipeline incident  
   12.07.  Requirement for notice of geophysical or geological survey  
   12.08.  Requirement to give notice of actions for Royalty Act purposes  

   PART 13--APPLICATION AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

           Division 1--Transitional arrangements--Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Legislation Amendment (2013 Measures No

   13.01.  Requirements for giving reports and samples  
   13.02.  Release of data  
   13.03.  Nomination of registered titleholder  

           Division 2--Application provision relating to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2016

   13.04.  Application provision--Amendments made by the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Amendment (Fees) Regulation 2016  
           SCHEDULE 1 Initial well completion data
           SCHEDULE 2 Final well completion data
           SCHEDULE 3 Survey acquisition data
           SCHEDULE 4 Processed survey data
           SCHEDULE 5 Interpretative survey data
           SCHEDULE 6 Application fees etc.
           SCHEDULE 7 Transfer of title


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