The regulatory framework for all petroleum and geothermal industry activities in South Australia, and key policies, guidelines and reports relating to administration of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, and industry compliance.

Regulatory overview

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982, key principles and administrative arrangements

Approvals process

The approvals process consists of three stages: licensing, environmental assessment and objectives, activity notification and approval

Compliance and monitoring

Enforcement of compliance, compliance annual reports, incident reporting, HSE management, emergency response, surveillance

Environmental Register

The Environmental Register is available for public inspection, including SEO, EIR and EIC reports

Licence annual reports

Licensees are required to submit reports detailing activities undertaken within each licence area during the respective licence year

Policies and Guidelines

ERD provides policy documents and guidelines to assist companies in understanding processes and requirements to ensure compliance

Regulatory research

Links to regulatory philosophy, key research projects and compliance publications

Projects of public interest

Major projects with approvals and consultation that may be of interest to the public

Water and environment

How ERD monitors water, environment and Aboriginal interests in regards to regulated activities

Offshore petroleum

How petroleum exploration and development is administered and regulated in Commonwealth waters