NAME OF COLLECTION
Mineral and Petroleum Production Collection, Northern Territory
Northern Territory Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development (NT DBIRD)
GPO Box 3000
DARWIN NT 0801
Telephone: Darwin 08 8999 6528
Facsimile: Darwin 08 8999 6527
Web site: <http://www.minerals.nt.gov.au/>
To collect production data from all minerals, oil and gas operations in the Northern Territory (NT) and the offshore waters that the NT administers, including the Ashmore and Cartier Islands adjacent area. Data from this collection are used by the Northern Territory Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development in publications including the NT DBIRD's annual report.
The Mineral and Petroleum Production Collection compiled by the NT DBIRD is broken into two parts, mineral production (including uranium) collected by the Mines Division, and oil and gas production collected by the Energy Division. The Mines and Energy Divisions have different collection methodologies.
Mineral production data is submitted by mine operators in the NT on a quarterly basis as required by Mining Management Regulation 4, or Mining Regulation 23. Commodity classifications are provided on the questionnaire that operators complete. There are approximately 20 metallic mining operations and 20 non-metallic mining operations in the NT.
The NT DBIRD and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) differ in their classification of alumina. NT DBIRD classifies and reports alumina production under the mining sector, while the ABS classifies alumina as a manufactured commodity and therefore reports production of it in the manufacturing sector.
Aggregated data are published once a year on a financial year basis.
Oil and Gas Production
Oil and gas production data are submitted by all oil and gas producers in the NT and the offshore waters that the NT administers (including the Ashmore and Cartier Islands adjacent area) on a monthly and quarterly basis as required by the Petroleum Act (NT), Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act (NT) and Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1967 (Cwlth). Data are collected using a faxed questionnaire. There are three producing oil and gas onshore production licences covering two fields, and four oil and gas production licences covering three fields in the offshore waters that the NT administers.
Production data are forwarded to the Mines Division for inclusion in the Northern Territory Mineral and Petroleum Production Table that is published once a year. Uranium is reported as an energy product.
Main data detail
NT and the offshore waters that the NT administers, including the Ashmore and Cartier Islands adjacent area which the NT administers on behalf of the commonwealth government. Regional data are available.
- title details;
- type of product;
- production - quantity;
- processed product - quantity;
- sales transfers - value and volume; and
- stock on hand - value and volume.
Frequency of data availability
Data are available for years ended 30 June.
Hard copy data are available from 1881 and electronic data are available from 1991.
Products and services
- Annual Report of the Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development of the Northern Territory, Australia
- Northern Territory Mineral and Petroleum Production Table