The regulatory framework for all petroleum and geothermal industry activities in South Australia, and key policies, guidelines and reports relating to administration of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, and industry compliance.
Onshore petroleum, geothermal and gas storage exploration and development in South Australia is administered by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet Energy Resources Division under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Regulations 2013.
Section 106 and Section 107 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 require that an Environmental Register be established for public inspection. This register contains information on the four areas of petroleum industry activity, which includes seismic surveying, drilling, pipelines and facilities, as administered by the Energy Resources Division.
Under Section 33 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, Licensees are required to submit Annual Reports detailing activities undertaken within each licence area during the respective licence year, as well as the activities proposed for the ensuing licence year.
The Department of the Premier and Cabinet’s Energy Resources Division provides policy documents and guidelines to assist companies in understanding processes and requirements to ensure compliance with the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.
Compliance strategies and enforcement tool are available to the Energy Resources Division for various key requirements of the Act, Regulations, licence conditions and Statement of Environmental Objectives and are outlined in the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act Compliance Policy.
For more information, contact:
+ 61 8 8463 33204