Onshore petroleum, geothermal and gas storage exploration and development in South Australia is administered by the Energy Resources Division under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 and associated Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Regulations 2013.
Section 106 and Section 107 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 require that an Environmental Register be established for public inspection. This register contains information on the four areas of petroleum industry activity, which includes seismic surveying, drilling, pipelines and facilities, as administered by the Energy Resources Division.
Under Section 33 of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, Licensees are required to submit Annual Reports detailing activities undertaken within each licence area during the respective licence year, as well as the activities proposed for the ensuing licence year.
The Energy Resources Division provides policy documents and guidelines to assist companies and the public in understanding processes and requirements to ensure compliance with the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000.
An explanation of the compliance strategies and enforcement tools available to the Energy Resources Division to ensure industry compliance.
The administration and regulation of offshore petroleum exploration and development in Commonwealth waters is undertaken by the Commonwealth under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.