Oil and Gas Exploration Permits

 

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) was established on 1 January 2012, and is a function provided by the Department of Industry.  NOPTA manages the collection and release of data, titles administration, approval and registration of transfers and dealings and oversees the keeping of the registers of petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles.

These are the exploration permits currently held in the Great Australian Bight.

 

NOPSEMA is charged with regulating all offshore areas in Commonwealth waters, as well as designated coastal waters where functions have been conferred. Jurisdictions where functions to regulate are not conferred on NOPSEMA remain the responsibility of the relevant state or territory department.

Great Australian Bight EPP39
EPP39

Exploration Permit issued in January 2011.

Titleholders: Equinor Australia BV.

6,295 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP41
EPP41

Exploration Permit issued in July 2011.

Titleholders: Bight Petroleum

3,892 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP40
EPP40

Exploration Permit issued in January 2011.

Titleholders:  Equinor Australia BV.

6,071 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP42
EPP42

Exploration Permit issued in July 2011.

Titleholders: Bight Petroleum

4,571 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP43
EPP43

Exploration Permit issued in October 2013.  

Titleholders: Murphy Australia EPP43 Oil Pty Ltd & Santos Offshore Pty Ltd.

16,525 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP44
EPP44

Exploration Permit issued in October 2013.

Titleholders: Chevron Australia

18,622 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP45
EPP45

Exploration Permit issued in October 2013.

Titleholders: Chevron Australia

14,077 square km.

Great Australian Bight EPP46
EPP46

Exploration Permit issued in October 2016.

Titleholders: Karoon Energy

17,649 square km.

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WA517P

Exploration Permit issued in August 2015.  

Titleholders: Santos Offshore Pty Ltd & JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Australia) Pty Ltd

25,605 square km.