Onshore Petroleum Production Licence / Geothermal Energy Production Licence - Western Australia

Service summary

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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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.

Prerequisites

Duration

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.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$6,036.00
RenewRenewal$6,036.00
GeneralMiscellaneous

You may also be required to pay royalties and levies. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Forms

 Resources
Apply Application for Petroleum Production Licence - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Renew Application for Renewal of Petroleum Production Licence - PDF Opens a PDF in a new browser window
Apply

Application for Geothermal Production Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval time

1 to 3 months. Longer approval time may occur when application relates to the Native Title Act.

Administering agency

Department of Mines and Petroleum
Petroleum

Act(s) name

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Executive Director
Department of Mines and Petroleum
Petroleum


Operating address:
Mineral House
100 Plain Street
East Perth
Western Australia 6004

Phone:

08 9222 3291
executivedirectorpd@dmp.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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