Licence for Construction and Operation of a Pipeline - Queensland

Service summary

This licence is required to construct and operate a petroleum pipeline.

Service type

Licence

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

Definition of terms

Petroleum pipeline

a petroleum pipeline licence provides that its holder may, on pipeline land for the licence, construct or operate a petroleum pipeline, the subject of the licence. Pipeline land is defined in section 399 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. Petroleum is defined in section 10 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004. Pipeline is defined in section 16 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004

Eligibility requirements


If an offer of a pipeline licence is sent to the applicant by the Minister, the applicant may be required to pay the first years licence fee and a security deposit, if the applicant accepts the offer.

Transferability

A pipeline licence may be transferred, see Part 10 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

You must be a holder of the pipeline licence and you are a party to the transfer.

Duration

This licence remains in effect for the period specified in the licence. Generally, this is for a term of 30 years. The Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 may renew the licence at their discretion.

Fees

See Pipeline and facility licences in other resources below.

Other resources

Application

You can apply for a petroleum facility licence electronically using the MyMinesOnline system on the Business Queensland website. Alternatively you may complete an application form and submit the any attachments and the prescribed fee at a Mines lodgement office.

A pipeline licence 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 years licence fee for the pipeline licence, 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)

Contact details

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

Phone:

13 QGOV (13 74 68)

Website:

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