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Department of Industry and Science

Australian Petroleum News

The Australian Petroleum News (APN) is a free online occasional newsletter published by the Department of Industry and Science concerning offshore petroleum exploration and production issues. For a free email subscription to the APN please e-mail:

Offshore Petroleum Regulation and Legislation

Information and developments on the legal framework within which offshore petroleum exploration and development activity takes place in Australia.

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

NOPTA is the titles administrator for the offshore petroleum industry in Commonwealth waters.

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

NOPSEMA is the Australian statutory agency tasked with regulating health and safety; structural integrity of facilities, wells and well-related equipment; environmental management; and day-to-day operations of petroleum activities in Commonwealth offshore areas.

Offshore Petroleum Environment

Information on environmental regulation and approvals for petroleum activities in Commonwealth waters.

Office of the Chief Economist

The Office of the Chief Economist’s provides objective, robust and high quality economic analysis to inform policy development across resources and energy, industry and innovation, skills and evaluation.

Geoscience Australia

Geoscience Australia applies geoscience to Australia's most important challenges by providing geoscience information, services and capability to the Australian Government, industry and

National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS)

Geoscience Australia has developed the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (NOPIMS) as an on-line data discovery and delivery system for all Australian offshore petroleum wells and seismic surveys.

Data Repository

Geoscience Australia houses one of the world’s largest collections of petroleum data. Much of this data is non-confidential and available to the petroleum industry, research organisations and the public.


Download data for use in geographic information systems (GIS).

Australian Marine Spatial Information System

AMSIS is a web based interactive mapping and decision support system that improves access to integrated government and non-government information in the Australian Marine Jurisdiction.

Industry Associations

Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd

APPEA represents the upstream oil and gas industry in Australia. APPEA member companies produce around 98 per cent of Australia’s oil and gas.

PESA is a non-profit association of individuals involved in the exploration of oil and gas.