Relinquishment Reports

A licensee can relinquish a licence or surrender acreage from a production licence at any time. The licensee must send the NSTA a Relinquishment Report within three months of the licence being relinquished.

A licensee can relinquish a licence or surrender acreage from a production licence at any time. The licensee must send the NSTA a Relinquishment Report within three months of the licence being relinquished. Relinquishment reports have been required on the relinquishment of all production licences issued since the 21st Round (offshore). In addition, the NSTA may request relinquishment reports on any full or partial relinquishment, including non-contiguous blocks in multi-block licences, and on relinquishment of a licence where a field has reached cessation of production (COP). This report should contain a full summary of the work carried out on the Licence, including descriptions of any newly acquired seismic and reprocessed data, any studies and the results from these, and an account of the prospectivity for the relinquished area. 

These are available from the NSTA. For more information on relinquishments, please visit the NSTA website.

Search for a report

There are multiple ways to search and view a report. Use the map view to search by selecting licences on the map or by using the attribute table to see details and access links to reports. Use the report view to search for reports by block, by licence, by date, by round, or by organisation; and view the report in the window. Use the table view to filter and sort the table columns to find reports.