You will require this licence if you intend to produce petroleum or geothermal energy on mainland Western Australia.
Petroleum includes gas, oil and any other naturally occurring hydrocarbon. Geothermal energy is thermal energy that results from natural geological processes and is contained in geothermal energy resources.
This licence is for people who already hold an exploration permit, drilling reservation or retention lease and intend to exploit a petroleum or geothermal resource that they have found under their existing lease or permit.
You may apply for this licence with respect to all or part of an area covered by an existing exploration permit, drilling reservation or retention lease.
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.
If you have made a commercial discovery, you generally have a statutory right for the grant of this licence, subject to certain conditions.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- Already hold a valid exploration permit, retention lease or drilling reservation over the relevant area;
- Specify the location to which the application relates;
- Provide plans and digital mapping files as required by the agency;
- Have a field development plan;
- Submit the required form;
- Pay the required fee; and
- Pay the required ongoing royalties.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
The initial term of an onshore Production Licence is usually 21 years and it may be renewed at any time for further periods as determined by the Minister.
You may also be required to pay royalties and levies. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
1 to 3 months. Longer approval time may occur when application relates to the Native Title Act.
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (Western Australia)
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