You will require this licence if you intend to carry on operations for the recovery of petroleum in any area located in any offshore areas of Western Australia.
The holder of an exploration permit or a retention lease can apply for a production licence within the permit or lease area. Where a commercial discovery is made, the successful explorer has a statutory right to the grant of a production licence.
The Minister can also invite applications for a production licence over an area, which is not part of any exploration permit or retention lease, when a reservoir is already known to exist.
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:
- Provide evidence that the site is commercial;
- Tender for any advertised known resources;
- Provide all required information and documentation, including work plans and production development plans, to the relevant authority; and
- Pay any required fees.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
Further fees apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1982 (Western Australia)
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Regulations 1994 (Western Australia)
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