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Comprehensive geoscientific records of onshore petroleum exploration and production provides a major competitive advantage to Australia. Access to reports and data on past exploration and production ensures that petroleum exploration investment does not duplicate past effort and can build on accumulated knowledge. Accordingly, the accurate recording of petroleum exploration and production is mandatory.

The Division of Resources and Geoscience (the division) is responsible for acquiring, assessing, storing and distributing this information. This geoscientific data is used to inform the government, resource industry and community about the state’s resources, and to facilitate safe and sustainable development of NSW mineral and energy resources for the benefit of all NSW citizens.

This guideline has been prepared according to the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Regulation 2016. The Act legislates onshore petroleum exploration and production activities and as well as safety, environmental protection, royalties and compensation. The purpose of this guideline is to specify the format, contents and standards required to prepare and submit petroleum geoscientific reports and data.

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