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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 2011 - REG 9.23

Requirement to give core, cutting or sample

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

                     (a)  drills a well or conducts another operation on a well in a title area; and

                     (b)  collects a kind of core, cutting or sample mentioned in an item in the table in subregulation (4); and

                     (c)  does not give the core, cutting or sample to the Titles Administrator within:

                              (i)  the time specified for that item; or

                             (ii)  if the Titles Administrator authorises the titleholder to give the core, cutting or sample in another period--the other period.

Penalty:  60 penalty units.

Note:          Division 2 sets out requirements for the collection and keeping of cores, cuttings and samples.

             (2)  The titleholder must give the Titles Administrator the quantity of the core, cutting or sample specified for that item if that quantity is available.

             (3)  If the specified quantity is not available, the titleholder must:

                     (a)  give the Titles Administrator an explanation why the specified quantity was not sent; and

                     (b)  tell the Titles Administrator the total amount of the core, cutting or sample that was recovered.

             (4)  Kinds of core, cutting or sample mentioned in paragraph (1)(b) are set out in the following table.

 

Item

Sample type

Quantity of core, cutting or sample

Time by which core, cutting or sample must be given

1

Ditch cuttings

1 set of 200 grams dry weight per sample interval

The day 6 months after the rig release date

2

Full hole conventional cores

1/3 of the core

The day 6 months after the rig release date

3

Gaseous hydrocarbon samples

300 cm 3

As soon as practicable after completion of the test during which the sample is collected

4

Fluid hydrocarbon samples

1 litre

Either:

(a) if the sample is collected during the drilling of a well--the day 6 months after the rig release date; or

 

 

 

(b) if the sample is collected during a test on a completed well--as soon as practicable after collection of the sample

5

Sidewall core material

All material collected

The day 12 months after the rig release date

6

Palynological slides and residues, Paleontological material and Petrological slides

All material collected

The day 12 months after the rig release date



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