The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is responsible for day-to-day administration of petroleum and greenhouse gas titles in Commonwealth waters in Australia. NOPTA:
provides information, assessments and advice to the Joint Authorities and Minister
facilitates title administration and approvals
manages collection, storage and release of data
keeps registers of petroleum and greenhouse gas storage titles
Review of operations
NOPTA is a statutory position within the department. It works on a full cost recovery basis, funded by the petroleum industry. Established in January 2012, NOPTA operates under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006. The Act requires reviews of NOPTA every 5 years.