Code of practice for construction, operation and decommissioning of petroleum wells
The NSW code of practice for construction, operation and decommissioning of petroleum wells will be applied as a condition of a petroleum title to petroleum wells in NSW that have not been decommissioned or which have not already been approved for decommissioning under a previous framework before the publication of this code.
It provides a minimum set of mandatory requirements to ensure that petroleum wells are designed, constructed, operated, maintained and decommissioned to ensure their long-term integrity in NSW. The code also advises on how good industry practice can be applied by titleholders.
The code combines and will replace the existing well integrity and fracture stimulation codes for coal seam gas and extends these requirements to all petroleum activities.