Geophysical and technical surveys for petroleum and gas

Amendments to the petroleum and gas reporting guideline were released on 31 October 2018. Find out more about the new reporting requirements.

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 QDEX Reports. For large digital data (excluding .txt and .csv files), post to:

QDEX Support
Statewide Operations
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
PO Box 15216
CITY EAST  QLD  4002

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

Upload report to QDEX Reports. For large digital data (excluding .txt and .csv files), post to:

Attn: Seismic Data Officer 
Geological Survey of Queensland
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy 
Level 4, 1 William Street
BRISBANE  QLD  4000

Note: an email must be sent to geological_info@dnrme.qld.gov.au within 24 hours of postage providing the name of the courier company and the type and quantity of storage devices posted.

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

Contact

General enquiries 13 QGOV (13 74 68)