Petroleum operations forms and guidelines

This page provides quick access to forms and associated guidelines to support petroleum activities.

Exploration, production and resource management

Topic or document What it is for

Drilling / workover applications (44.2 kb)
Drilling / workover applications (65.5 kb)

Guidelines on how to make an application for a project or operational drilling or workover rig activity.

Well plug abandonment application (45.2 kb)
Well plug abandonment application  (63.7 kb)

Guideline on how to make an application for a well plug or abandonment.

Well suspensions guideline (151.2 kb)
Well suspensions guideline (68.4 kb)

Guideline on how to make an application for a drilling or production well suspension.

Onshore petroleum geophysical and geotechnical survey approvals  (44.2 kb)
Onshore petroleum geophysical and geotechnical survey approvals (57.7 kb)

Process for onshore petroleum geophysical and geotechnical survey approvals.

Process of petroleum aerial survey approvals (41.0 kb)
Process of petroleum aerial survey approvals (56.8 kb)

Process for petroleum aerial survey approvals.
Technical work program development guideline (626.0 kb)
Technical work program development guideline  (51.9 kb)
Guideline on how to develop a technical work program
Variation suspension and extension guideline (623.5 kb)
Variation suspension and extension guideline (53.6 kb)
Guideline on how to apply for a variation, suspension or extension 
Renew exploration permit guideline (614.2 kb)
Renew exploration permit guideline  (52.1 kb)
Guideline on how to renew a petroleum exploration permit 
Apply for or renew retention licence guideline (625.7 kb)
Apply for or renew retention licence guideline (55.9 kb) 
Guideline on how to apply for or renew a retention licence
Surrender a permit or licence guideline (607.2 kb)
Surrender a permit or licence guideline (50.7 kb) 
Guideline on how to surrender a permit or licence 
Report a petroleum discovery Guideline on the reporting requirements for petroleum discovery

Environmental management

For environmental management forms and guidelines please visit the Department of Environment and Natural Resources website.

Reporting

Name of form or document What is it for
Petroleum reporting guidelines (280.4 kb)
Petroleum reporting guidelines (394.7 kb)

Guidelines on geoscience reporting and data submission.

Petroleum core submission form (54.3 kb)
Petroleum core submission form  (33.9 kb)

Form to use to submit a petroleum core sample.

Geological sample submission procedure (core and cuttings) (3.5 mb)
Geological sample submission procedure (core and cuttings) (162.1 kb)

Follow these technical instruction for submitting drill cores samples to the department.

Last updated: 07 October 2019

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