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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 2011 - REG 9.17

Requirement for survey processing 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 processing report and all processed survey 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 within another period--the other period.

Penalty:  50 penalty units.

             (2)  In this regulation:

"processed survey data" means:

                     (a)  for a 2-dimensional seismic survey--each type of data mentioned in an item in Part 1 of Schedule 4:

                              (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 a 3-dimensional seismic survey--each type of data mentioned in an item in Part 2 of Schedule 4 and presented in accordance with subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii); or

                     (c)  for any other type of survey--each type of data mentioned in an item in Part 3 of Schedule 4 and presented in accordance with subparagraph (a)(i) or (ii).

"survey processing 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 dates on which processing of the survey started and ended; and

                     (e)  the name of the processing contractor; and

                      (f)  the purpose of the processing; and

                     (g)  a summary of the data acquisition parameters; and

                     (h)  details of all the processing sequences and techniques used; and

                      (i)  a sample Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code (EBCDIC) header from the final data set; and

                      (j)  listings of all processed data; and

                     (k)  for a 3-dimensional survey:

                              (i)  a description of the position of the survey polygon; and

                             (ii)  a calculation for the 3-dimensional line numbering convention.



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