Water-related bore drilling, completion and abandonment

What's new

A new practice direction and data submission templates are available below. Read more about new reporting requirements and implementation timelines.

You must notify us before you start drilling a water-related bore (e.g. water observation or supply bore) and when you complete drilling. You must also notify us and provide a report if you decommission or abandon the bore.

Read how to meet your notification and reporting obligations under Queensland resources legislation, and download a flowchart of reporting requirements for water-related bores (PDF, 125KB).

Permits this applies to

  • Authority to prospect
  • Petroleum lease
  • Water monitoring authority

Before starting activities

Check requirements for land access and other notices before starting petroleum and gas activities.

How to lodge your notices and reports

The tables below show what you need to submit and how to do it. If you need more help:

Drilling and completion

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
PGGD-01 – Notice of intention to drill a petroleum well or bore
(General Regs3 s. 29)
At least 10 business days before starting Complete online form in the GSQ Lodgement Portal
CS2887 – Drill log form (notice about water injection bore, water observation bore or water supply bore to Water Act regulator) (PDF, 367KB)
(P&G Act1 s. 543A, (General Regs s. 12)
(Pet Act2 s. 75XA(2)
Within 60 business days after the day the drilling or conversion starts Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub
PGGD-02 – Notice of completion, alteration or abandonment of petroleum well or bore
(General Regs s. 30)
Within 10 business days after completion, alteration or abandonment Complete online form in the GSQ Lodgement Portal
Well or bore completion report
(General Regs s. 36)
No later than 6 months after rig release day

Follow the practice direction and use the data submission template above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

1P&G Act: Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
2Pet Act: Petroleum Act 1923

Decommissioning and abandonment

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
MMOL-44 – Notice of decommissioning a well, water observation bore or water supply bore (PDF, 148KB)
(P&G Act1 s. 292)
(Pet Act2 s. 75U)
After bore is plugged and abandoned Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub
PGGD-02 – Notice of completion, alteration or abandonment of petroleum well or bore
(General Regs3 s. 30)
Within 10 business days after completion, alteration or abandonment Complete online form in the GSQ Lodgement Portal
Well or bore abandonment report
(General Regs s. 37)
No later than 2 months after the completion of plugging and abandonment of bore

Follow the practice direction and use the data submission template above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

1P&G Act: Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
2Pet Act: Petroleum Act 1923
3General Regs: Petroleum and Gas (General Provisions) Regulation 2017

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