The purpose of this revised Petroleum Operations Notice (PON) 9 is to set out the NSTA’s specific requirements and Licensees’ obligations with respect to the retention and reporting of information and physical samples, as set out in the Petroleum Act 1998 (the Petroleum Act)and the relevant model clauses (the model clauses) contained in the seaward petroleum licences granted thereunder.

It also describes how the NSTA will disclose (i.e. publish or release) licence information under the terms of the model clauses. Detailed guidance regarding the retention, reporting, and disclosure of information and samples under the Energy Act 2016 (‘2016 Act’), the Retention Regulations and the Disclosure Regulations has been published by the NSTA.

This revised PON 9 publication can be viewed here.