From time to time, the Petroleum Commissioner issues 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 the process of exploring for and producing hydrocarbons, from the early stages of exploration, through development, production and decommissioning. 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 as submission of securities, transfer of rights, export permits 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.