Australian Petroleum News

Australian Petroleum News is an occasional newsletter prepared by the Offshore Exploration Section of the department, concerning offshore petroleum matters in Commonwealth waters.

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2017 Newsletters

  • Australia Petroleum News - July 2017
    • Reminder - nomination of areas for the 2018 offshore acreage release closing soon on Friday 14 July
    • Increase to Commonwealth penalty value unit
  • Australian Petrolem News - May 2017
    • 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
    • Re-release of 2016 areas
    • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
    • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
  • Australian Petroleum News - April 2017
    • 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
    • Resource Data Initiative - May workshop
    • OPGGS Wells Regulations - WOMP requirements reminder
    • Guideline update - Special Prospecting Authorities, Access Authorities and Scientific Investigation Consents
  • Australian Petroleum News – 20 February 2017
    • Results of 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Cash Bid Auction
    • Exploration opportunities available - 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Round Two closing 23 March 2017
  • Australian Petroleum News – 31 January 2017
    • Exploration opportunities available.
    • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release area W16-2
    • Closing soon - comment period on the proposed areas for the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.
    • How can we make it easier for you to use the NOPTA and petroleum-acreage.gov.au websites?
  • Australian Petroleum News – January 2017
    • Closing soon - comment period on the proposed areas for the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.
    • How can we make it easier for you to use the NOPTA and petroleum-acreage.gov.au websites?

      2016 Newsletters

      2015 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News – December 2015 | 
        • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Re-release areas from round 1 of the 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Government responses to the 2015 Operational Reviews of NOPSEMA and NOPTA
        • Good Standing Agreements: Regional Studies FAQ.
      • Australian Petroleum News – November 2015 | 
        • upcoming offshore oil and gas open days in South Australia
        • key dates for upcoming petroleum exploration opportunities.
      • Australian Petroleum News – October 2015 |
        • Award of permits from the 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • 2015 Operational Review of NOPSEMA
        • 2015 Operational Review of NOPTA
      • Australian Petroleum News – September 2015 |
        • Industry consultation on voluntary model templates for Annual Title Assessment Reports.
        • Amendments to Part 5 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and
        • Administration) Regulations 2011.
      • Australian Petroleum News - August 2015 |
        • Key dates for upcoming petroleum exploration opportunities
        • 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: Re-released areas
        • Industry consultation on new model Annual Title Assessment Report templates
        Australian Petroleum News - July 2015  |
        • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release nominations
        • Opportunity to comment: Streamlining offshore petroleum environmental approvals in South Australia and Northern Territory
        • Cash-bid round of the 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: Round One
        • 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: Re-released areas
      • Australian Petroleum News - June 2015 |
        • Offshore petroleum exploration opportunities – 2015 acreage release
        • Offshore petroleum exploration opportunities - 2014 re-release areas
        • 2016 acreage release – nominations open
        • Grant of Greenhouse Gas Assessment Permits

       

      2014 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News - 15 December 2014 |
        • Update on legislative and regulatory amendments
          • Amendments to the Offshore Petroleum as per and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
            • Designated waters
            • Eligible voluntary Actions
          • Amendments to the regulations
            • Financial assurance
          • Annual titles administration levies
        • 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release proposed areas
        • 2014 Acreage Release - round 2 - petroleum exploration opportunities
        • 2013 Acreage Release - round 2 award of exploration permits
      • APN9December2014.pdfAustralian Petroleum News – 9 December 2014 |APNDecember2014.doc
        • 2015 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release proposed areas
        • 2014 Acreage Release round 2 – petroleum exploration opportunities
        • Resource Management Review – open for comment
        • LinkedIn – launch of a new discussion group for the resources sector
        • Australian Industry Participation
      • APN27October2014.pdfAustralian Petroleum News - October 2014 |APN27Ocotber2014.doc
        • Financial assurance
        • Cash bidding prequalification - closing Thursday 30 October 2014
        • Petroleum exploration opportunities available - 2014 Acreage Release Round 2
        • 2014 Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release
      • Australian Petroleum News – September 2014 |
        • Cash Bidding prequalification and areas
        • Petroleum exploration opportunities available – 2014 Acreage Release Round 1
        • Update – regulatory powers and other measures
        • 2014 Offshore Greenhouse Gas Assessment Acreage Release - opportunities
      • Australian Petroleum News – June 2014 |
        • Exploration opportunities currently available
          • 2013 Acreage Release – Round 1 and 2 Re-release Areas
          • 2014 Acreage Release
        • 2015 Acreage Release
          • nominations – closing 30 June 2014
          • request for images
        • Further award of Petroleum Exploration Permits from Round 1 of the 2013 Acreage Release
      • Australian Petroleum News – May 2014 |
        • Award of Petroleum Exploration Permits from Round 1 of the 2013 Acreage Release
        • 2015 Acreage Release
          • nominations – open
          • request for images
        • Exploration opportunities currently available
          • 2013 Acreage Release – Round 2
          • 2013 Acreage Release – Round 1 re-release areas
          • 2014 Acreage Release
        • Regulatory powers and other measures
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      • Australian Petroleum News – 8 April 2014 |
        • 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Preparing a bid for an acreage release area
        • 2015 Acreage Release nominations – open
        • 2013 Acreage Release:
      • Australian Petroleum News – 14 February 2014 |
        • consultation opportunity available on the Resource Management and Administration Regulations Review
        • current exploration opportunities
      • Australian Petroleum News - January 2014 |
        • Change of Contact details for the Department of Industry staff
        • Consultation Opportunity: Resource Management and Administration Regulations review
        • Exploration opportunities for 2014
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      2013 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—19 December 2013 |
        • 2014 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release proposed areas
        • Exploration opportunities
          • 2013 round 2 areas
          • 2012 rerelease areas
        • National Electronic Approvals Tracking System
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      • Australian Petroleum News—6 December 2013 |
        • Exploration opportunities
        • Consultation opportunity: Environment regulations
        • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
          • Cash bidding
          • Repeal of the registration fees
            • Confidentiality and data submission requirements
            • Giving of documents provision
            • Application fees and collectibles by NOPTA
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      • Australian Petroleum News— November 2013 |
        • Exploration opportunities
        • Cash bidding
        • Information Sessions: Streamlining offshore petroleum environmental approvals
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      • Australian Petroleum News—25 October 2013
        • Exploration opportunities
        • Award of petroleum exploration permits
        • Launch of Strategic Assessment: Streamlining the environmental approval processes for offshore petroleum activities
          • Strategic Assessment Agreement
          • Program and Strategic Assessment Report and the opportunity to engage
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      • Australian Petroleum News—October 2013
        • Information sessions: Implementation of legislative and regulatory amendments on financial assurance 14-16 October 2013
        • Exploration opportunities—2013 acreage releases, 2012 re-release areas
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      • Australian Petroleum News—September 2013
        • Minister for Industry – The Hon. Ian Macfarlane MP
        • Exploration opportunities
        • Repeal of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Registration Fees) Act 2006
        • Australian National Conference on Resources and Energy
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      • Australian Petroleum News—August 2013
        • Exploration Investment Opportunities
          • 2013 Acreage Release
          • Summary of Areas Available for Bidding
        • Preparing a Petroleum Exploration Bid
        • 2014 Acreage Release Nominations and call for images
        • Preparing a Bid for Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage
        • 2014 Acreage Release: Area Nominations
        • 2014 Acreage Release: Call for Images
      • Australian Petroleum News—July 2013
        • 2014 Acreage Release
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Recent amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
        • 2012 Acreage Release permits granted
      • Australian Petroleum News—May 2013
        • Exploration Investment Opportunities
          • 2013 Acreage Release
          • Summary of Areas Available for Bidding
        • Preparing a petroleum exploration bid
        • 2014 Acreage Release Nominations and call for images
        • Preparing a Bid for Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage
        • 2014 Acreage Release: Area Nominations
        • 2014 Acreage Release: Call for Images
      • Australian Petroleum News—April 2013
        • New Minister for Resources and Energy—the Hon Gary Gray AO MP
        • Exploration investment opportunities—areas available for bidding
        • Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage Assessment Acreage Release 2013-14: invitation to nominate areas.

      2012 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2012
        • 2012 Acreage Release—proposed areas
        • Release of the Australian Government's Energy White Paper
        • Cash bidding—coming to the 2014 Acreage Release
        • OPGGS Act Compliance Measures Bill
        • Environment Regulations Review—issues paper
        • Review of the Seafarers, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1992
        • National Workforce Development Fund—opportunity to seek for government funding for training
        • Exploration investment opportunities—areas available for bidding
      • Australian Petroleum News—October 2012
        • 2011 Acreage Release Round Two—seven new permits granted
        • Exploration investment opportunities and summary of areas available for bidding
        • Guidelines for project combination under the PRRT
        • Montara recommendations—implementation
      • Australian Petroleum News—May 2012
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Preparing a petroleum exploration bid
        • 2012 Acreage Release nominations and call for images
        • National Electronic Approvals Tracking System

      2011 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2011
        • NOPTA/NOPSEMA commencement: 1 January 2012
        • New industry notification requirements
        • NOPSA operational effectiveness review outcomes
        • Geology of the Northern Perth Basin
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Exploration permits granted
      • Australian Petroleum News—September 2011
        • International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit
        • Marine bioregional planning—stakeholder consultation
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Offshore Petroleum Regulatory Reform update
        • Environmental law reform
        • Greenhouse gas assessment permits
      • Australian Petroleum News—July 2011
        • New exploration permits granted
        • 2012 Industry Area Nominations-closing 29 July 2011
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Offshore Petroleum Regulatory Reform update
        • Commencement of legislation and regulations to impose well levies
        • Update on International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit
        • Update on Australian Hydrographic Office requirements
      • Australian Petroleum News—May 2011
        • Montara Commission of Inquiry: the Australian Government response
        • Amendments to implement a National Offshore Petroleum Regulator
      • Australian Petroleum News—April 2011
        • Executive employment opportunity: National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator
        • Consultation: Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Reform cost recovery
        • International Offshore Petroleum Regulators and Operators Summit
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Regulations consolidation and amendment update

      2010 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2010
      • Australian Petroleum News—October 2010
        • Industry consultation: resource taxation arrangements
        • Montara Commission of Inquiry
        • Offshore Petroleum Safety Regulatory inquiry—draft response for consultation
        • Offshore exploration developments
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Permits adjacent to offshore-coastal boundaries
        • Good standing arrangements
      • Australian Petroleum News—June 2010
        • Resource super profit tax consultation
        • 2010 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • 2011 release area nominations
        • New exploration permits granted
        • NOPSA Board appointment
        • Update on regulations consolidation
      • Australian Petroleum News—April 2010
        • The 2010 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Institutional Reform Workshop update
        • Australia-India Energy and Minerals Forum, Perth 7–8 June 2010
        • New data for SW Australian petroleum frontiers
        • Development update
        • Exploration investment opportunities
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics update

      2009 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2009
        • Proposed areas for the 2010 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Acreage re-release of 2009 round 1 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Geoscience Australia news: data supporting 2009 Acreage Release areas
        • Promotion of Australian offshore petroleum exploration acreage
        • Commission of inquiry: Montara Wellhead Platform
        • Consolidation of offshore regulations
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
      • Australian Petroleum News—October 2009
        • Award of ten new offshore exploration permits
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Reminder: nomination of areas for the 2010 Offshore Acreage Release
        • New petroleum titles granted for the Gorgon Project
        • Montara Wellhead Platform—uncontrolled hydrocarbon release
        • NOPSA CEO and Board appointments announced
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
        • Amendments to the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
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      • Australian Petroleum News—September 2009
        • West Atlas—Minister Ferguson inspects response to oil spill
        • Nomination of areas for the 2010 Offshore Acreage Release
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
        • Call for comments on proposed changes to the Data Management Regulations
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      • Australian Petroleum News—June 2009 (Special Edition)
        • Policy review on grants and renewals of retention leases
      • Australian Petroleum News—June 2009
        • Release of 2009 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage
        • Award of 16 new offshore exploration permits
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
        • NOPSA Board appointments announced
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—April 2009 (Special Edition)
        • Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release
      • Australian Petroleum News—March 2009
        • Additional special Offshore Exploration Acreage proposed for release in 2009
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
        • New production licence granted over crux
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Consolidated and renumbered Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (OPGGSA) now available
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      2008 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2008
        • Offshore exploration acreage proposed for release in 2009
        • Award of 15 new offshore exploration permits
        • Do you want to advertise in the 2009 Acreage Release Package?
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006
        • Carbon dioxide capture and storage legislation
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—September 2008 (Special Edition)
        • Consolidation of regulations
        • Customs Tariff by-law for Eastern Greater Sunrise Offshore area
      • Australian Petroleum News—August 2008 (Special Edition)
        • Amendment to Datum Provisions in the Offshore Petroleum Act
      • Australian Petroleum News—July 2008 (Special Edition)
        • Award of a new offshore exploration permit
        • Nomination of areas for the 2009 Offshore Acreage Release
        • Re-release of 2007 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Retention lease policy changes
        • The Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 (OPA)
        • Amendment to Offshore Petroleum Act to allow CO2 injection and storage in offshore areas
        • IEA Carbon Capture and Storage Regulators' Network
        • Cessation of the Timor Sea Designated Authority and commencement of the Timor-Leste National Petroleum Authority
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—June 2008 (Special Edition)
        • Proclamation of the Offshore Petroleum Act 2006
      • Australian Petroleum News—May 2008
        • Award of nine new offshore exploration permits
        • Re-release of 2007 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Promotion of Australian offshore acreage
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Offshore Petroleum Act 2006 (OPA) update
        • Amendment to Offshore Petroleum Act to allow CO2 injection and storage in offshore areas
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      2007 Newsletters

      • Australian Petroleum News—December 2007
        • New Australian Government Department
        • Offshore Exploration Acreage proposed for release in 2008
        • Re-release of 2007 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Promotion of Australian Offshore Acreage
        • Do you want to advertise in the 2008 Acreage Release Package?
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • NOPSA—review of operations
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—September 2007
        • Award of nineteen new offshore exploration permits
        • New shipping area introduced by AMSA
        • Nomination of areas for the 2008 Offshore Acreage Release
        • Re-release of 2008 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Promotion of Australian (Commonwealth waters) Offshore Acreage
        • Award of the first Offshore Infrastructure Licence
        • New production licences issued
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—June 2007
        • 2007 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
        • Nomination of areas for the 2008 Offshore Acreage Release
        • Re-release of 2006 areas
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Promotion of Australian Offshore Acreage
        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
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      • Australian Petroleum News—April 2007
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        • Australian Petroleum Statistics
        • Geoscience Australia news
        • Consolidation of petroleum regulations under the PSLA
        • Greater Sunrise treaties enter into force
        • New production licence granted over Stybarrow
        • Promotion of Australian Offshore Acreage
        • Summary of areas currently available for bidding: re-release of 2006 areas
        • Award of twelve new offshore exploration permits.
       
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