Petroleum Lease - Queensland

Service summary

Generally a petroleum lease is required to produce petroleum from a specified area.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Natural underground reservoir

natural underground reservoir is defined in section 13 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Petroleum

is defined in Section 2 of the Petroleum Act 1923 and Section 10 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Petroleum lease

generally provides that its holder may explore for and produce petroleum from the area of the lease. For a petroleum lease administered under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, its holder may also test natural underground reservoirs for storage of petroleum or evaluate, develop and use natural underground reservoirs for petroleum storage.

Eligibility requirements


For a petroleum lease to be granted under the Petroleum Act 1923, an authority to prospect administered under the Petroleum Act 1923.

For a petroleum lease to be granted under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, an authority to prospect administered under either the Petroleum Act 1923 or the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Transferability

A petroleum lease may be transferred, see Part6N of the Petroleum Act 1923 or Part 10 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

You must be a holder of the petroleum lease and you are a party to the transfer.

Duration

Up to a maximum of 30 years from the date of effect of the petroleum lease. The Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and the Petroleum Act 1923 may renew the lease at the Ministers discretion..

Fees

No fees apply.

Other resources

Resources
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Application

You can apply online through MyMinesOnline on the Business and Industry Portal or using a hard-copy form. You can also apply through a call for tenders.

Generally, a petroleum lease cannot be granted until an environmental authority is issued. To obtain an environmental authority, contact the department.

A security may be required, along with the first year's annual rent for the petroleum lease, by the Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.


Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Mining and Petroleum Operations

Act(s) name

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Queensland)

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Regulation 2004 (Queensland)

Contact details

Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Service Delivery
Mining and Petroleum Operations

Operating address:
Level 16, QMEC Building
61 Mary Street
BRISBANE
QLD 4000
Mailing address:
PO Box 15216
Brisbane
Queensland 4001

Phone:

07 3238 3815

Fax:

07 3405 5349

Website:

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Supporting information

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