Environmental Register

This register provides public access to environmental data as required under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated regulations.

As of January 1st 2012, the environmental management function of the Commonwealth’s Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Environment) Regulations 2009 was transferred from Department of State Development (formerly DMITRE) –as a Delegated Authority under this Act – to the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environment Management Authority (NOPSEMA) see http://www.nopsema.gov.au/environmental-management/environment-plans/environment-plan-summaries/ . 

Provision of this public register is part of a strategy to demonstrate that there is transparency and accountability in decision-making processes.

You can use the navigation options in the left-hand menu to browse various sections of the register, or you can use the Search the Environmental Register facility.

Section 106 and Section 107 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 require that an Environmental Register be established for public inspection. These sections are intended to provide the means that will aid stakeholders in contributing to the establishment of environmental objectives and determining whether the regulatory objectives of the Act have been met.

The 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.

The Act specifies that the following data will be contained in the register:

  • Environmental impact reports
  • Criteria for the classification of regulated activities
  • Classifications of regulated activities made by the Minister
  • Statements of environmental objectives that have been approved under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000
  • Reports provided under reporting obligations imposed by Statements of Environmental Objectives
  • Environmental impact assessments that affect regulated activities under the Development Act 1993    
  • Annual licensee compliance reports
  • Various transitional documents, which relate to ongoing activities.

The Minister has the discretion to include other data such as

  • Fitness for Purpose Reports and Emergency Response Drill Reports subsequent to consultation with licensees
  • Department of State Development Inspection and Audit Reports

as he/she deems to be appropriate.

When digital documents are unavailable, the following Energy Resources Division officers can be contacted for further information:

Geophysical Surveys

Rob Langley
Manager - Geophysical Operations Compliance
Ph: (08) 8463 3242
Email: rob.langley@sa.gov.au

Drilling & Production Operations, Facilities

Michael Malavazos
Director Engineering Operations
Ph: (08) 8463 3245
Email: michael.malavazos@sa.gov.au


Michael Jarosz
Project Engineer - Pipelines and Policy
Ph: (08) 8226 1613
Email: michael.jarosz@sa.gov.au 


Copies of the material contained on this website can be supplied on request at the standard Department of State Development copying rate.