Title Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021
Database Amendments
Date 16-09-2021 08:36 PM
Source Senate
System Id legislation/amend/r6714_amend_10b406cb-b37c-4648-9413-bbe1a652ea60


Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021

1349

2019‑2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Amendment (Titles Administration and Other Measures) Bill 2021

 

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (after table item 6), insert:

6A.  Schedule 5A

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

[petroleum reporting and publication requirements—commencement]

(2)     Page 168 (after line 31), after Schedule 5, insert:

Schedule 5A—Reporting and publication

  

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

1  After paragraph 8A(2)(q)

Insert:

                   (qa)  Part 7.4;

2  Paragraph 125(2)(b)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

3  Subparagraph 125(3)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

4  Subparagraph 126(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

5  Subparagraph 154(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

6  Subparagraph 154(3)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

7  Subparagraph 155(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

8  Subparagraph 185(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

9  Subparagraph 185(3)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

10  Subparagraph 185(4)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

11  Subparagraph 186(2)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

12  Subparagraph 221(3)(c)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

13  Subparagraph 221(4)(c)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

14  Subparagraph 222(3)(d)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

15  Subparagraph 222(4)(d)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

16  Subparagraph 223(2)(c)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

17  Subparagraph 224(2)(d)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

18  After subparagraph 270(3)(b)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  Part 7.4; and

19  Subparagraph 270(5)(a)(ii)

Omit “and Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 and Part 7.4”.

20  After subparagraph 274(c)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  Part 7.4; or

21  After subparagraph 277(1)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  Part 7.4; or

22  After subparagraph 277(2)(a)(iv)

Insert:

                          (iva)  Part 7.4; or

23  After subparagraph 611(1)(a)(vi)

Insert:

                          (via)  Part 7.4; or

24  At the end of Chapter 7

Insert:

Part 7.4—Reporting and publication of specific matters related to petroleum titles

 

721A  Simplified outline

This Part requires matters to be reported and published in relation to certain petroleum titles, and operations undertaken in relation to those titles, including:

       (a)     specific matters on a monthly basis; and

      (b)     specific matters (related to wells) before notifiable decommissioning operations are undertaken.

721B  Definitions

             (1)  For the purposes of this Part, the table has effect:

 

Title, titleholder and title area

Item

In the case of...

the titleholder is...

and the title area is...

1

a petroleum exploration permit

the permittee

the permit area.

2

a petroleum retention lease

the lessee

the lease area.

3

a petroleum production licence

the licensee

the licence area.

4

an infrastructure licence

the licensee

the licence area.

5

a pipeline licence

the licensee

the part of the offshore area in which the pipeline is constructed.

6

a petroleum special prospecting authority

the registered holder of the authority

the authority area.

7

a petroleum access authority

the registered holder of the authority

the authority area.

721C  Petroleum monthly report

             (1)  A titleholder commits an offence if the titleholder does not give the Titles Administrator a monthly report for a title area within the period:

                     (a)  starting on the last day of the named month to which the report relates; and

                     (b)  ending 15 days after that day.

Penalty:  50 penalty units

             (2)  The Titles Administrator must, within 30 days of receiving a report under subsection (1), make publicly available a copy of the report, without redaction, on the website of the Titles Administrator.

             (3)  For the avoidance of doubt:

                     (a)  the copy of the report is not subject to a confidentiality requirement; and

                     (b)  a confidentiality requirement that is inconsistent with this section has no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

Note:          The confidentiality requirements in Part 7.3 of this Act and in the regulations do not apply in relation to this Part.

             (4)  In this section, monthly report means a report that includes each of the following matters for a title area, if applicable to the title area:

                     (a)  for each well in the title area, if any:

                              (i)  the well’s identification name and number; and

                             (ii)  a summary of all work that has been performed on the well during the month; and

                            (iii)  the results of production tests for the well, including the parameters of the test; and

                            (iv)  the well’s operational status at the end of the month; and

                             (v)  the number of days of production during the month; and

                            (vi)  the cumulative quantities of liquid and gaseous petroleum, of water, and of carbon dioxide that have been produced or injected as at the end of the month;

                     (b)  the total quantities of each of the following for the month:

                              (i)  liquid and gaseous petroleum produced;

                             (ii)  liquid and gaseous petroleum used;

                            (iii)  liquid and gaseous petroleum injected;

                            (iv)  gaseous petroleum flared or vented;

                             (v)  liquid petroleum stored;

                            (vi)  liquid and gaseous petroleum delivered from the area;

                           (vii)  water produced;

                          (viii)  water injected;

                            (ix)  carbon dioxide produced;

                             (x)  carbon dioxide injected;

                     (c)  the cumulative quantities of liquid and gaseous petroleum, of water, and of carbon dioxide that have been produced or injected as at the end of the month.

             (5)  Subsection (4) does not limit:

                     (a)  the matters that the regulations may require to be included in a monthly report; or

                     (b)  the matters that may otherwise be included in a monthly report; or

                     (c)  any other monthly reporting obligations that the regulations may prescribe.

721D  Notification before decommissioning

             (1)  If a person proposes to undertake a notifiable decommissioning operation in a title area, the titleholder must notify the Titles Administrator of that fact and the following matters:

                     (a)  the nature and location of the notifiable decommissioning operation;

                     (b)  for each well subject to the notifiable decommissioning operation in the title area, if any:

                              (i)  the well’s identification name and number; and

                             (ii)  a summary of all work that has been performed on the well during the month; and

                            (iii)  the results of production tests for the well, including the parameters of the test; and

                            (iv)  the well’s operational status at the end of the month; and

                             (v)  the number of days of production during the month; and

                            (vi)  the cumulative quantities of water and of liquid and gaseous petroleum produced or injected as at the end of the month.

             (2)  The Titles Administrator must, within 30 days of receiving a notification under subsection (1), make publicly available on the website of the Titles Administrator the matters of which the Titles Administrator is notified, without redaction.

             (3)  For the avoidance of doubt:

                     (a)  the matters subject to publication under subsection (2) are not subject to a confidentiality requirement; and

                     (b)  a confidentiality requirement that is inconsistent with this section has no effect to the extent of the inconsistency.

Note:          The confidentiality requirements in Part 7.3 and in the regulations do not apply in relation to this Part.

             (4)  A person commits an offence if:

                     (a)  the person undertakes a notifiable decommissioning operation in a title area; and

                     (b)  at the time the person undertakes the notifiable decommissioning operation:

                              (i)  the titleholder has not notified the Titles Administrator of the matters referred to in subsection (1) in relation to the notifiable decommissioning operation; and

                             (ii)  the Titles Administrator has not made the matters publicly available in accordance with subsection (2).

Penalty:  50 penalty units

             (5)  In this section, a notifiable decommissioning operation is an operation relating to the decommissioning or removal of structures, equipment or other items of property that have been brought into an offshore area for or in connection with:

                     (a)  petroleum exploration operations; or

                     (b)  petroleum recovery operations.

25  Paragraph 23(2)(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

26  Paragraph 24(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

27  Paragraph 26(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

28  Paragraph 27(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

29  Paragraph 30(d) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

30  Paragraph 31(a) of Schedule 6

Omit “or Part 7.1”, substitute “, Part 7.1 or Part 7.4”.

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011

31  Subdivision 3.4 of Division 3 of Part 7

Repeal the subdivision.

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