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Published Date 15 Dec 2016

 

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR WORK PROGRAM EXPLORATION PERMIT APPLICATION

(RE-RELEASE ROUND)

 

I, GRAEME ALBERT WATERS, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), on behalf of the Commonwealth-Western Australia Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority and the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority (the Joint Authorities), pursuant to section 104 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (the Act), hereby invite applications for the grant of work-bid petroleum exploration permits in respect of the blocks and within the areas described below.

 

Applications must be received, in the manner prescribed below, by  Thursday 4:00  pm  local  time  at  the  place  of  submission  on 23 March 2017.

 

Graticular Block ListingS

 

Release Area AC16-1

Vulcan Sub-basin, Bonaparte Basin, Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Map Sheet SC51

3301

3302

Assessed to contain 2 full blocks

 

Release Area AC16-2

Vulcan Sub-basin, Bonaparte Basin, Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Map Sheet SC51

3375

3376

Assessed to contain 2 full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-1

Petrel Sub-basin, Bonaparte Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SD52 (DARWIN)

1602 (part)

1603

1604

1605

1606

1607

1608

1609

1610

1611

1612

1613

1674 (part)

1675 (part)

1676

1677

1678

1679

1680

1681

1682

1683

1684

1685

1747 (part)

1748 (part)

1749

1750

1751

1752

1753

1754

1755

1756

1757

1820 (part)

1821 (part)

1822

1823

1824

1825

1826

1827

1828

1893 (part)

1894 (part)

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901

1966 (part)

1967 (part)

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

2039 (part)

2040 (part)

2041

2042

2043

2044

2045

2046

Assessed to contain 69 blocks (includes 56 full blocks and 13 part blocks)

 

Release Area W16-3

Central Caswell Sub-basin, Browse Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SD51 (BRUNSWICK BAY)

1254

Assessed to contain one (1) full block.

 

Release Area W16-10

Eastern Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (ROWLEY SHOALS)

2622

2693

2694

2764

2765

2766

2836

2838

Assessed to contain 8 full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-11

Eastern Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (ROWLEY SHOALS)

2834

2905

2906

2907

Assessed to contain four 4 full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-13

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (ROWLEY SHOALS)

2753

2824

2825

2896

2897

2968

2969

3040

3041

3112

3113

Assessed to contain 11 full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-15

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (ROWLEY SHOALS)

3036

3037

3108

3109

Assessed to contain four (4) full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-16

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (ROWLEY SHOALS)

2816

2888

2960

3032

3104

3176

Assessed to contain six (6) full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-19

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE49

3020

3092

Assessed to contain two (2) full blocks

 

Release Area W16-20

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE49

1428

1429

1500

1501

1572

1573

1643

1644

1645

1714

1715

1716

1717

1785

1786

1787

1788

1789

1856

1857

1858

1859

1860

1861

1927

1928

1929

1930

1931

1932

1933

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2069

2070

2071

2072

2073

2074

2140

2141

2142

2143

2144

2145

2146

2211

2212

2213

2214

2215

2216

2217

2282

2283

2284

2285

2286

2287

2288

2289

2354

2355

2356

2357

2358

2359

2360

2426

2427

2428

2429

2430

2431

2432

2498

2499

2570

2571

2642

Assessed to contain 86 full blocks.

 

Release Area W16-21

Exmouth Plateau, Northern Carnarvon Basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE49

2786

2787

2788

2789

2790

2791

2792

2793

2794

2858

2859

2860

2861

2862

2864

2865

2930

2931

2932

2933

2936

2937

3002

3003

3004

3005

3008

3074

3075

3076

3077

3078

3146

3147

3148

3149

3150

3219

3220

Assessed to contain 39 full blocks

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATIONS

In accordance with subsection 104(3) of the Act, applications must be accompanied by details of:

a.      the applicant’s proposals for work and expenditure in relation to the block or blocks specified in the application;

b.     the technical qualifications of the applicant and of the applicant’s employees;

c.      the technical advice available to the applicant; and

d.     the financial resources available to the applicant.

 

For further details of the expectations of the Joint Authorities in relation to the content of applications, please refer to the Offshore Petroleum Exploration Guideline: work-bid available at http://www.nopta.gov.au/legislation/guidelines.html.

FEE

An application must be accompanied by a fee paid by way of an Australian bank cheque or electronic funds transfer.  The amount of the fee is prescribed in Regulations under the Act, and at the time of printing was $A7,500.00 which is GST free.[1] 

If paying by cheque, please write the full company name and Australian Business Number of each applicant and work-bid release area number on the back of the bank cheque. Cheques should be made payable to ‘NOPTA – Commonwealth of Australia’.

If paying by electronic funds transfer, please make payment to the following account:

 

Bank Name

Reserve Bank of Australia

Account Name

Industry Official Administered Receipts Account (RET) Resources

BSB

092-009

Account Number

119585

Swift Code

RSBKAU2S

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

The application must be on the prescribed application form and signed by all applicants.  The application form is available for download from the NOPTA’s website at http://www.nopta.gov.au/forms/forms.html.

 

One bound paper copy and one electronic copy in text search format (on CD or USB) of the application, together with evidence of payment of the application fee, must be submitted to the NOPTA in the following manner:

·         the application should be sealed and clearly marked as “Application for Area [Release Area Number as appropriate]  Commercial-in-Confidence” and

·         this envelope or package should then be enclosed in a plain covering envelope or package and delivered by hand (couriers accepted) to the below address:

To submit an application please make an appointment with the NOPTA by emailing titles@nopta.gov.au or phoning 08 6424 5317. 

 

Please check the NOPTA website prior to submitting an application for further updates on submissions.

 

Location

Address

Date

Perth Office

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Level 8, Alluvion Building

58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000

+61 8 6424 5317

Thursday
23 March 2017

4.00 pm (WST)

 

Melbourne Office

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Level 1, 451 Little Bourke St
Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 8199 0300

Thursday
23 March 2017

4.00 pm (AEDT)

 



[1] Please note that application fees are subject to change. Applicants should refer to the application fee stated in

Schedule 6, Part 1 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 or confirm with NOPTA prior to submitting an application - http://www.nopta.gov.au/cost.html.