Information sheets

Native Title Information Sheets

Native title information sheet series

The petroleum story - from fossils to fuel Petroleum started to form millions of years ago. Read all about this story

Finding oil and gas Exploration is the basis for a successful petroleum industry. This information sheet explains some of the activities undertaken

Producing oil and gas This information sheet talks about the key steps in the production approval process

Regulating oil and gas The department’s regulations cover safety, environmental management, resource management and a wide range of community priorities

Petroleum titles on country This information sheets provides a snapshot of Native Title consultation requirements

Petroleum titles on private land Petroleum title holders must consult with people living on the land for access arrangements

Protecting the environment Learn more about the department’s role in protecting the environment during petroleum industry activities

Sharing a century of valuable information The department’s Geological Survey of Western Australia has been gathering and interpreting data for more than 100 years

Native Title Information Sheets

Petroleum information sheets

Shale and tight gas exploration in Western Australia Find out what areas in Western Australia are prospective for natural gas from shale and tight rocks, and where exploration could occur

Natural gas from shale and tight rocks Find out how natural gas forms and how shale and tight gas differs from other natural gas resources

Land use and access Find out about the surface impacts of natural gas from shale or tight rock activities and the rights of private land owners and petroleum operators when negotiating land access

Hydraulic fracture stimulation A simple explanation of what hydraulic fracture stimulation is and how it is used to extract natural gas from shale and tight rocks

Hydraulic fracture stimulation - water use and management Find out how water is regulated and managed for natural gas from shale and tight rock activities

Chemicals used in hydraulic fracture stimulation Find out what chemicals are used during hydraulic fracturing and how they are assessed by the State Government

Well design and integrity Well integrity is crucial for the protection of water resources. Find out what requirements operators must meet when constructing and maintaining shale and tight gas wells

Environment Regulations for petroleum Find out how exploration proposals for natural gas from shale and tight rock activities are assessed against environmental regulations

Safety Regulations An explanation of how safety risks are managed during petroleum activities

Community attitudes towards shale and tight gas An information sheet covering survey results about community attitudes towards shale and tight gas

Community attitudes towards shale and tight gas – regional communities Regional Communities' attitudes towards shale and tight gas

Petroleum acreage Find out about the acerage release process in Western Australia

Fact sheets

The Facts about natural gas and fracture stimulation in Western Australia - 3684 Kb

This brochure provides concise and factual information in an easy to read format.

Land Access Guide - 665 Kb

Land Access Guide

'An introduction to oil and gas in Western Australia' DVD

'An introduction to oil and gas in Western Australia'  DVD

An introduction to oil and gas in Western Australia

A DVD introducing the community to the development and regulation of the petroleum industry in Western Australia.