Compliance & Enforcement

The key concept underlying the enforcement of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (link to external site) is that the basic responsibility for detecting and rectifying non-compliance lies with the licensee or individual, not the regulator.

The Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act Compliance Policy (.PDF - 507 KB) outlines the range of enforcement tools available to DMITRE for various key requirements of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act, Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Regulations 2000 (link to external site), licence conditions and Statements of Environmental Objectives (SEOs). This policy was compiled using the openness and transparency principles of the Petroleum Act, and was subject to a public consultation process during 2005.

The article, Development of a compliance policy for the Petroleum Act 2000 (.PDF), outlines the principles used as a guide to the development and implementation of PIRSA's compliance policy and discusses enforcement tools available to obtain compliance.

Regulatory philosophy and approaches are discussed in the following:

Compliance Committee Terms of Reference

Energy Resources Division's Annual Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act Compliance Reports

The Energy Resources Division produce annual reports of statewide compliance with the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act compliance reports are publicly available.