Drill & Well ServicingDownload Exploration and Production Guideline: Petroleum Drilling and Well Servicing - Competencies PDF (210 KB PDF)

The NSW Government intends to introduce mandatory minimum qualifications and competencies for the petroleum drilling, well servicing and workover industry. These mandatory requirements will be enforceable through proposed reforms to work health and safety legislation.

Pending reform to work health and safety legislation in the petroleum sector, this Exploration and Production Guideline: Petroleum Drilling and Well Servicing – Competencies (Guideline) seeks to assist the petroleum industry:

  • to work towards acquiring these qualifications and competencies within the recommended timeframes, and
  • to establish associated management systems and processes.

The reforms will:

  • ensure the NSW petroleum drilling, well servicing and workover industry carry out their activities consistent with leading industry practice
  • substantially align NSW and Queensland in the application of minimum petroleum drilling, well servicing and workover competencies, which will help ensure consistency, facilitate industry movement between jurisdictions and reduce regulatory burden, and
  • meet the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer's recommendation that the NSW Government introduce ongoing mandatory training and certification requirements for coal seam gas industry personnel, including subcontractors.