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Geophysical and technical surveys for petroleum and gas

A new petroleum and gas reporting practice direction will be released in late August or early September 2020. Until it is released, the current reporting requirements and formats still apply.

Reports and data previously lodged in QDEX Reports must now be lodged in the GSQ Lodgement Portal.

You must notify us before you conduct a seismic, scientific or technical survey and after you have completed the survey. You also need to provide a report after you complete your survey.

Read how to meet your notification and reporting obligations under Queensland resources legislation, and download a flowchart of reporting requirements for geophysical and technical surveys (PDF, 121KB).

Permits this applies to

  • Authority to prospect
  • Petroleum lease
  • Data acquisition 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 table below shows what you need to submit and how to do it. If you need more help:

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
PA-21A – Notice of intention to carry out seismic survey or scientific or technical survey (PDF, 436KB)
(General Regs1 s. 31)
At least 10 days before starting Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub
PA-22A – Notice of completion of seismic survey or scientific or technical survey (PDF, 244KB)
(General Regs s. 32)
Within 10 days of completion Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub
Scientific and technical survey report
(General Regs s. 39)
Within 6 months of completion

Upload report to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

For large digital data (excluding .txt and .csv files), email GSQOpenData@dnrme.qld.gov.au for assistance

Seismic survey report
(General Regs s. 38)
Within 12 months of completion

Upload report to the GSQ Lodgement Portal

For large digital data (excluding .txt and .csv files), email GSQOpenData@dnrme.qld.gov.au for assistance

1General Regs: Petroleum and Gas (General Provisions) Regulation 2017

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