Petroleum permit compliance and reporting requirements

The Crown Minerals Act requires all permit holders to keep detailed records and reports on prospecting, exploration, and mining activity.

The reports and records permit holders are required to keep and forward to NZP&M are set out in the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Regulations 2007.

Data submission standards

Our regulations establish format requirements for electronic documents sent to us. The aim is to maximise the quantity and usefulness of the data we collect, and minimise the costs associated with handling and managing information.

Read the Petroleum digital data submission standards 2016 [PDF 363KB]

Annual reports

Annual reports are required on activities under a petroleum permit for each calendar year.

Annual review meetings

Annual review meeting requirements for permit holders.

Obligations and compliance

NZP&M introduced business practices relating to compliance for annual reporting, technical reporting, payment of annual fees, royalty payments and work programme obligations.