Under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 licence holders are required to submit various data and reports to the Department of State Development. Guidelines are provided to ensure that data and reports comply with the requirements under the Act.
In addition to the guidelines given here, liaison between company staff and Department of State Development, Energy Resources Division personnel is encouraged to facilitate effective and efficient information submission.
Approved form of digital data submissions (.PDF) 66KB provides guidelines on the requirements for the submission of text-based reports of any kind (eg well completion reports, environmental impact reports, annual reports etc). The guidelines cover text, format, plans, figures, plates, images, file name conventions, photographs, tabular data, wireline logs (plot files and digital data) and daily drilling reports.
Under Regulation 40 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Regulations a well completion report must be submitted within 6 months after rig release. These requirements are outline for geothermal wells.