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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 2011 - REG 9.16

Requirement for survey acquisition report and data

             (1)  A greenhouse gas titleholder commits an offence if the titleholder:

                     (a)  undertakes a geophysical or geological survey in a title area; and

                     (b)  does not give the Titles Administrator a survey acquisition report and all survey acquisition data within:

                              (i)  for a 2-dimensional seismic survey--12 months after the day that the acquisition of the data is completed; or

                             (ii)  for a 3-dimensional seismic survey--18 months after the day that the acquisition of the data is completed; or

                            (iii)  for any other type of survey--6 months after the day that acquisition of the data is completed; or

                            (iv)  if the Titles Administrator authorises the titleholder to give the report and data within another period--the other period.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  In this regulation:

"survey acquisition data" means:

                     (a)  for a seismic survey--each type of data mentioned in an item in Part 1 of Schedule 3:

                              (i)  presented on a medium and in a format specified in the item; or

                             (ii)  presented on another medium or in another format that the Titles Administrator has authorised the greenhouse gas titleholder to use; or

                     (b)  for any other type of survey--each type of data mentioned in an item in Part 2 of Schedule 3 and presented in accordance with subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii).

"survey acquisition report" means a report that includes:

                     (a)  the name of the survey; and

                     (b)  the title under which the survey was conducted; and

                     (c)  the name of the titleholder; and

                     (d)  the name of the contractor that conducted the survey; and

                     (e)  the name of the vessel or aircraft that conducted the survey; and

                      (f)  a map of where the survey was conducted; and

                     (g)  the dates on which the survey started and ended; and

                     (h)  details of all data acquisition equipment and systems used; and

                      (i)  details of all positioning and navigation equipment and systems used; and

                      (j)  the number of lines of data acquired in the survey and the number of data acquisition points along each line; and

                     (k)  navigation data for the survey, in the form of:

                              (i)  for a 2-dimensional survey--line ends and bends; or

                             (ii)  for a 3-dimensional seismic survey--a full fold polygon outline; or

                            (iii)  for other 3-dimensional surveys--a polygon outline; and

                      (l)  the geometry of the acquisition parameters; and

                    (m)  the results of any onboard data processing; and

                     (n)  the results of any system tests, calibrations and diagnostics.



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