Offshore Pipeline Licence - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require an offshore pipeline licence if you intend to construct, or operate, a pipeline for the conveyance of petroleum or a greenhouse gas substance. The licence provides the legal title to remove petroleum or greenhouse gasses from an area using a pipeline constructed according to the specifications on the licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must submit with your application:

  • The proposed design and construction of the pipeline;
  • Complete and comprehensive plan of the pipeline including pumping, tank and valve station locations;
  • The proposed size and capacity of the pipeline;
  • Proposals for work and expenditure in relation to the construction of the pipeline;
  • Your technical qualifications and those of your employees;
  • The technical advice you have available;
  • Information detailing your financial resources; and
  • Any agreements you have made, or proposed to make, in relation to the conveyance of petroleum or greenhouse gas substances by means of the pipeline.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Indefinite term, but licence will terminate if the pipeline has not been used for a continuous period of at least 5 years or if the pipeline has not had any construction work for a continuous period of at least 5 years.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Titles, Perth Office
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator


Operating address:
Level 8 Alluvion Building
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 7871
Cloisters Square PO
Western Australia 6850

Phone:

08 64245300

Fax:

08 64245397
titles@nopta.gov.au

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