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To report a serious incident to DEM, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident reporting hotline on: (08) 8463 6666. For more information please visit the Compliance and Monitoring webpage | DEM-ERD has just released the first “Basin in a Box” data-package covering the Simpson and Pedirka Basins. The dataset is available via the “Data and Publications” page. Each package is a consolidated set of seismic and well data to facilitate new ventures and exploration assessments of frontier basins in South Australia. Data releases for other frontier basins will follow.

The 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

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In line with the regulatory philosophy of the Energy Resources Division and endeavours to work with licensees where possible to remain in the preventive sphere of the ERD compliance and enforcement pyramid, Energy Resources Division provides legislation and compliance related policy documents which clarify the Energy Resources Division’s approach in administering and enforcing the compliance aspects of the PGE Act, and further direction through the guidance documents on criteria used to assess compliance, ERD expectations of activities and the content of reports, or the manner and form required for licensee submissions to meet legislative requirements.

The adopted approach to compliance with the PGE Act is based on the concept that the responsibility for detecting and rectifying non-compliance lies with the licensee or individual. The policies and guidelines are provided in line with the preventive measure of educating and working collaboratively with licensees, industry and stakeholders to clarify and advise on regulatory requirements and expectations.

Guidelines

Onshore exploration and production
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Licensing and activity approvals processes
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Engagement principles
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Aboriginal heritage
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Environmental rehabilitation
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Well guidelines
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Digital data submissions
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Annual reporting requirements
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Core library sampling
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Royalty payment
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Policy documents

Fracture stimulation
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Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act compliance policy
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Security lodgement
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Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) bid assessment
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Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) renewals
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Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) suspensions
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Petroleum Exploration Licence (PEL) variations
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For more information, contact:

Energy Resources Division
+61 8 8429 2559
dem.petroleum@sa.gov.au