Guidelines of the Petroleum Commissioner

The Petroleum Commissioner is issuing, from time to time, guidelines that complement and expand on the Petroleum Law and regulations. These guidelines relate to a wide range of activities that are taking place in Petroleum rights from the early stages of exploration through development, production and dicommissioning. Guidelines are arranged by specific issues; some of them relate to technical aspects of operation, such as drilling, environmental and safety and data submission; and some are administrative, such submission of securities, transfer of rights, export permit etc.   

The Petroleum Commissioner guidelines constitute the current regulatory requirements for offshore and onshore petroleum exploration and production.  A list and links to the guideline documents are found below.

List of Petroleum Commissioner Guidelines:
  1. Environmental guidelines for Offshore Petroleum and Natural Gas Exploration and Production
  2. Guidelines for Submitting Data from Exploration Development Production Activities in a Petroleum Right
  3. Applications for the Performance of Drilling Operations
  4. Guidelines Regarding Section 76 of the Petroleum Law – 1952: Transfer and Charge of Petroleum Rights
  5. Occupational Safety Guidelines for Petroleum and Natural Gas Drilling and Production Activities
  6. Petroleum Commissioner Guidelines for the Approval of a Discovery
  7. Guidelines for the Provision of Collateral with regard to Rights granted under the Petroleum Law​
  8. Guidelines for Submitting Applications for Export Permit