Scientific Investigation Approvals - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake non-commercial research and scientific investigations related to petroleum and greenhouse gas storage exploration, including areas covered under an existing offshore title.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Only bona-fide research organisations may apply for this approval. Approval may be given to organisations that are undertaking scientific research into the physical or biological characteristics of the continental shelf to undertake activities related to petroleum exploration or greenhouse gas storage (including drilling stratigraphic holes, but excluding drilling petroleum exploration wells as part of that research).

Organisations undertaking scientific investigations must openly publish a full report detailing data gathered and the activities that were carried out in the title area or accessed as part of the investigation.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the approval.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

No fees are required, however, levies may apply.

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Titles, Perth Office
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator


Operating address:
Level 8 Alluvion Building
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 7871
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 64245300

Fax:

08 64245397
titles@nopta.gov.au

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