Petroleum and gas reporting requirements
In 2018 we released a draft revised reporting guideline, with reporting templates, for petroleum and gas resource authority holders.
The guideline and templates are being improved in consultation with industry and will be brought into effect as a new reporting practice direction, scheduled for release in mid-September 2020.
The direction applies to reports on well and bore, survey, petroleum and hydraulic fracturing activities.
The changes to reporting requirements are dependent on proposed amendments to the Petroleum and Gas Regulation (General Provisions) 2017.
The final reporting practice direction (with templates) will be published online as soon as it is available for use.
Note: Until the new industry reporting practice directions are released, the current reporting requirements still apply. However, reports and data will need to be lodged in the new GSQ Lodgement Portal from 3 August 2020 (instead of QDEX Reports).
GSQ Lodgement Portal
The new GSQ Lodgement Portal provides a streamlined way for resource authority holders to lodge statutory reports and data, using the new reporting templates.
The new portal replaces the QDEX Reports system.
Improving data quality
The changes to reporting requirements are designed to improve the quality of geoscience data for the long-term benefit of industry.
Key aspects include:
- provision of more granular data by industry
- removal of some provisions within existing regulation that are no longer relevant or required
- use of standardised lodgement templates
- expansion of data reporting to support government resource stewardship duties, particularly in resource, reserve and production terms.
Find out more
- Find out about the Geoscience Data Modernisation Project - changes to reporting requirements are linked to this project.
- Subscribe to the Geoscience Data Modernisation Project newsletter.
- Read about your reporting obligations and how to lodge statutory reports and notices.
- If you need help or would like to provide feedback, please email the Geological Survey of Queensland (GSQ) firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last reviewed 03 August 2020