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Providing factual information on the petroleum operations lifecycle to industry, academia and the public with a focus on South Australia.

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Upstream Petroleum Lifecycle


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Department of the Environment (Commonwealth)
The Office of Water Science is leading the Australian Government’s efforts to improve understanding of the water-related impacts of coal seam gas and large coal mining development.

Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR) - Climate change and greenhouse emissions reduction reports

Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)
Researching social, economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry

National Centre for Groundwater - Groundwater essentials (PDF)

National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
NICNAS aids in the protection of the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use.

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
Information on the Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Program.

South Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - position statement on water quality

South Australia's  Petroleum Environmental Register
This register provides public access to environmental data as required under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated regulations.

Water Connect - ​​​​coal seam gas and coal mining information


Data.gov.au
Data.gov.au provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public data. Our team works across governments to publish data and continue to improve functionality based on user feedback. We encourage you to use government data to analyse, mash up and develop tools and applications to benefit all Australians.

Download energy resource presentations made by South Australia's Department of State Development

Download the Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia (published in December 2012) (PDF)

Energy Resource Information Centre

Geoscience Australia
Australian Government Petroleum Energy Resources Information

Hydrocarbon Resource Plays in South Australia
Significant potential exists in South Australia's Basins as exploration of new plays is at a relatively early stage.

Petroleum Basin Prospectivity in South Australia

South Australian (Government) Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG)
SARIG is a free and secure online map based web application that delivers state wide geological and geospatial data.

South Australia's  Petroleum Environmental Register
This register provides public access to environmental data as required under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated regulations.


National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA)
NOPTA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia.

Petroleum and Geothermal industry Activity License Approvals Process in South Australia
The Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 licensing and approvals process consists of three stages:
1. Licensing
2. Environmental assessment and approval of environmental objectives and
3. Activity notification and approvals

South Australia's Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated Regulations

South Australia's Petroleum Compliance and Monitoring Programs and Policies
The compliance and enforcement priorities of the Energy Resources Division are driven by the objectives of the  Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.

Types of petroleum licenses and how to apply for  petroleum licences in South Australia


Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) - Oil & Gas Explained

Energy Resource Information Centre

Norwood Resources
Norwood Resources want to achieve a more balanced public perception of the oil  and gas,  exploration and production, and mining industries within the community.

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy
Oil, Gas and the Environment
Hydraulic Fracturing Fact Sheet (PDF)


Roundtable for Oil and Gas
The Roundtable was formed in 2010/11 to inform the public, interest groups, government, industry and academia with trustworthy evidence based data and information as to the prospective benefits and potential risks associated with the exploration and development of gas held in unconventional reservoirs.  This Roundtable subsequently informed the development of a Roadmap for Unconventional Gas Projects in South Australia (published in December 2012). This Roadmap sets the course for prospective environmentally sustainable development of South Australia's large endowment of oil and gas in unconventional reservoirs.  The Roadmap publication transparently lays out the factors that are to be taken into account in considering whether or not to approve unconventional gas projects so as to ensure compatibility with co-existing natural, social and economic environments.

Information by region

Department of Environment, Water & Natural Resources (DEWNR) - Climate change and greenhouse emissions reduction reports

Hydraulic fracture stimulation (fracking) is defined in South Australia's Department of Development's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Sheet titled Gas and Oil in Unconventional Reservoirs in South East of South Australia

Hydrocarbon Resource Plays in South Australia
Significant potential exists in South Australia's Basins as exploration of new plays is at a relatively early stage.

Petroleum and Geothermal industry Activity License Approvals Process in South Australia
The Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 licensing and approvals process consists of three stages:
1. Licensing
2. Environmental assessment and approval of environmental objectives and
3. Activity notification and approvals

Petroleum Basin Prospectivity in South Australia

Roundtable for Oil and Gas

South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy
Oil, Gas and the Environment
Hydraulic Fracturing Fact Sheet (PDF)

South Australia's  Department of State Development facts about natural gas and fracture stimulation in South Australia

South Australia's Department of State Development facts about gas and oil in unconventional reservoirs in the south east of South Australia

South Australia's  Department of State Development - Fracture Stimulation in South Australia

South Australia's Department of State Development submission to Parliament's Natural Resources Committee (NRC) Inquiry into Unconventional Gas (Fracking) (PDF)

South Australia's  Department of State Development - Petroleum Exploration in the Great Australian Bight

South Australia's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) - position statement on water quality

South Australia's Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated Regulations

South Australia's Petroleum Compliance and Monitoring Programs and Policies
The compliance and enforcement priorities of the Energy Resources Division are driven by the objectives of the  Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.

South Australia's  Petroleum Environmental Register
This register provides public access to environmental data as required under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated regulations.

South Australia's Whole-of-Government Submission to the South Australian Parliament's Natural Resource Committee's Inquiry inquiring into potential risks and impacts in the use of hydraulic fracture stimulation (Fracking) to produce gas in the South-East of South Australia

South Australian (Government) Resources Information Geoserver (SARIG)
SARIG is a free and secure online map based web application that delivers state wide geological and geospatial data.

Types of petroleum licenses and how to apply for  petroleum licences in South Australia

Summary of South Australian Government Submission to the Federal Inquiry into Oil
Environment and Communications Reference Committee - Oil or gas production in the Great Australian Bight

Water Connect - ​​​​coal seam gas and coal mining information

Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA) - Oil & Gas Explained

CSIRO What is hydraulic fracturing?
A comprehensive explanation of the method used by the oil and gas industry to increase the rate and total amount of gas an oil extracted from reservoirs.

Data.gov.au
Data.gov.au provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public data. Our team works across governments to publish data and continue to improve functionality based on user feedback. We encourage you to use government data to analyse, mash up and develop tools and applications to benefit all Australians.

Department of the Environment (Commonwealth)
The Office of Water Science is leading the Australian Government’s efforts to improve understanding of the water-related impacts of coal seam gas and large coal mining development.

Energy Resource Information Centre

Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA)
Researching social, economic and environmental impacts of the natural gas industry

Geoscience Australia
Australian Government Petroleum Energy Resources Information
Review of Hydrofracturing and Induced Seismicity

National Centre for Groundwater - Groundwater essentials (PDF)

National Industrial Chemicals Notification & Assessment Scheme (NICNAS)
NICNAS aids in the protection of the Australian people and the environment by assessing the risks of industrial chemicals and providing information to promote their safe use.

National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA)
Information on the Great Australian Bight Exploration Drilling Program.

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA)
NOPTA is responsible for the day-to-day administration of petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia.

Report of the Independent Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing in the Northern Territory