To encourage and regulate the exploration for and development of petroleum including coal seam gas, in Queensland.
The Act provides for:
- applying for and granting of petroleum authorities, including authorities to prospect (exploration permits), petroleum leases (Production permits) pipeline licences (to construct and operate pipelines to transport petroleum and petroleum facility licences (to construct and operate petroleum facilities)
- safety on all operating plant within petroleum authorities
- conditions of operation on petroleum authorities
- royalty payments, rent, security
- landholder compensation
- penalties for offences against the Act.
The Regulation provides additional conditions relating to:
- petroleum tenure administration including reporting requirements
- use of standard rules, codes and specifications.
An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.
Compliance Mechanisms and Penalties:
Authorised inspectors have powers to monitor and enforce compliance with the Act. A petroleum authority may be cancelled where a breach of its conditions occurs. Fines may be imposed for offences against the Act.
Review or Appeal Mechanisms:
An appeal may be made to the State Mining Engineer against a decision made by an inspector. A further appeal may be made to the Minister.
Appeals may be about decisions listed in Schedule 1, Table 2 of the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.
Department of Natural Resources and Mines
Mining and Petroleum Operations
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