The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA) is reviewed every 5 years under the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006.
Independent consultants Noetic Solutions review NOPTA’s operations in 2015. It was the first review since the establishment of NOPTA in January 2012.
The review considered NOPTA’s effectiveness, including how it contributes to efficient decision making by the Joint Authority. It was tabled in both Houses of Parliament on 16 September 2015.
The Government considered the review’s 12 recommendations, noted 6, accepted 5 and agreed with 1 in principle. The government response included an implementation plan to progress accepted recommendations. It was tabled in both Houses of Parliament on 2 December 2015.
Implementation progress report
The 2016 NOPTA Implementation Progress Report details the work carried out since the review. Progress has been achieved across all agreed recommendations.