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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
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 will vary depending on your circumstances. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
The National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 (Australian Government)
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