Complex operations require smart solutions.



Permitintel is a central, secure platform for oil and gas operators to manage their E&P licence portfolio across multiple countries and jurisdictions. Permitintel integrates legal compliance requirements with a powerful licence and activity management tool, empowering non-legal personnel to confidently manage operational compliance associated with exploration and production activities.

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Business Benefits

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  • Avoid fines and penalties

  • Simplify due diligence and audit

  • Reduce stress and reliance on key staff

  • Increase operational efficiency

  • Single source of truth

  • Maintain legal and social licence to operate

Media Release 17th April 2018

Searcher Seismic is pleased to announce a strategic alliance with Totum for the launch of Permitintel, a powerful, cloud based tool which allows operational teams to confidently manage the obligations and reporting requirements arising from their petroleum title's exploration, production and commercial activities.

Permitintel was developed by industry experts to help exploration and asset teams manage the complex obligations associated with oil and gas operations. The tool provides instant visibility of your title portfolio and real-time information on the status of your activities and tasks from any web-enabled device. By integrating title management with operational compliance, Permitintel provides a holistic approach to managing oil and gas assets and the associated compliance obligations whether they derive from legislation, consents and approvals, joint venture and other contracts, or company policies, processes and procedures.

Permitintel can manage global portfolios and is available with in-built legislative requirements for key jurisdictions including Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Paul Larsen, Commercial Manager for Searcher Seismic, said Searcher is very excited by today's announcement as Permitintel offers a comprehensive automated solution to a major issue affecting the industry and the regulator alike - the timely fulfillment and reporting of permit obligations. Totum's selection of Searcher as its partner of choice in adding Permitintel to Searcher's growing cloud-delivered subscription services further demonstrates Searcher's ability to market new and innovative products to the upstream oil and gas industry on a global scale.

For further information, please contact: sales@permitintel.com


Totum brings together regulatory compliance expertise, oil and gas industry knowledge and leading-edge enterprise software design to create smart software tools for the upstream oil and gas industry.

Our mission is to be the trusted partner of the oil and gas industry in helping them maintain their legal and social licence to operate.

Our vision is to bring compliance intelligence to global E&P licence management.

Advisory Board

Meet our advisory board.

  • John Fletcher.

    John Fletcher is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has extensive experience in the energy industry having held senior positions in Royal Dutch Shell in New Zealand and overseas. He is a former managing director of Shell New Zealand Ltd and also formerly a director of the ECL Group Limited, Solid Energy New Zealand Limited and the New Zealand Refining Company Limited.

  • Mei Fern Johnson.

    Mei Fern Johnson is a partner at Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand's largest law firms. She specialises in the oil and gas sector and acts for participants in their investments in New Zealand, including as operators / shareholders of New Zealand companies. She also assists clients in significant acquisitions and divestments, as well as in obtaining regulatory consent to overseas investments.

  • Sven Pannell.

    Sven Pannell is a Senior Manager in the Private Enterprise team at KPMG in Wellington, New Zealand. Sven is responsible for the division's growing business strategy and performance services. Sven works with private business clients in New Zealand to help them drive an uplift in earnings and shareholder value by identifying opportunities for growth and improving their execution capability.



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