Offshore Production Licence for Petroleum - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you are an individual or corporation that intends to undertake operations for the recovery of petroleum over a specific piece of land in New South Wales. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast.

This licence allows you to:

  • recover petroleum in the licence area
  • explore for petroleum in the licence area
  • carry on such operations and execute such works in the licence area as are necessary for those purposes.

Please be aware that your licence may be subject to conditions set by the Agency.

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:

  • provide details of proposed work, including work program, methods and area of exploration, qualification details of yourself and all technical advisers to be employed, estimated costs
  • provide details of available finances to prove sufficient funds to carry out production, including your latest annual report or audited accounts. If finance is provided by another company, you must provide letter of guarantee for finances
  • pay the required fee.

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Licence is granted for a period of 21 years.

Expiry

End of 21 year period (renewal must be lodged 6 months before this date).

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$1,200.00

Production Licence.

Licence$18,000.00

Annual fee for each block to which the licence relates at the beginning of the year concerned.

Application$3,000.00

Production Licence for surrendered blocks.

Application$600.00

Production Licence for individual blocks.

RenewRenewal$1,200.00
TransferTransfer$600.00
Transfer$3,000.00

For related corporations.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Application for Offshore Production Licence for Petroleum - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Application

Renew

Renewals must be lodged 6 months before the expiry of the licence.


Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Planning and Environment
Division of Resources and Energy
Mineral Resources


Operating address:
516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address:
PO Box 344
Hunter Regional Mail Centre
NSW 2310

Phone:

02 4931 6666

Toll Free:

1300 736 122

Fax:

02 4931 6790
minres.webcoordinator@industry.nsw.gov.au

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