Geophysical and technical surveys for petroleum and gas
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 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:
- refer to the legislation (references in the table below)
- read the Practice direction 6 – petroleum and gas reporting (PDF, 2.8MB) and use the Petroleum and gas data submission template (XLS, 793KB)
- read the Practice direction 1 – submission of geophysical survey data (PDF, 99KB)
- read about lodging reports into the GSQ Lodgement Portal.
|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||Upload application form to the GSQ Lodgement Portal|
|PA-22A – Notice of completion of seismic survey or scientific or technical survey (PDF, 244KB)|
(General Regs s. 32)
|Within 10 days of completion||Upload application form to the GSQ Lodgement Portal|
Scientific and technical survey report|
(General Regs s. 39)
|Within 6 months of completion|
Follow the 'Practice direction - petroleum and gas reporting' and use the data submission template, above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal
Seismic survey report|
(General Regs s. 38)
|Within 12 months of completion|
Follow the 'Practice direction – petroleum and gas reporting' and use the data submission template, above. Upload all files to the GSQ Lodgement Portal
1General Regs: Petroleum and Gas (General Provisions) Regulation 2017
- Last reviewed: 29 Jul 2020
- Last updated: 19 Jul 2021