The NSTA produces a range of guidance documents, to support and assist industry in fulfilling its responsibilities and obligations, to set clear expectations on standards and behaviour, and to help share best practice.

This guidance is not a substitute for any regulation or law and is not legal advice. Where the NSTA departs from the approach set out in this guidance, the NSTA will explain this in writing.

This guidance will be kept under review and may be revised, as appropriate, as experience and practice develop. If the NSTA changes this guidance in a material way, it will publish a revised document.

Information on the NSTA’s general approach to consulting, including on guidance, can be found here.

Regulatory Framework

The NSTA's guidance can be found on this page

Licensing and consents

Exploration and production

Decommissioning and Supply Chain