You will require this permit if you intend to mine for petroleum at sea. This permit provides an exclusive right to explore within a permit zone for areas suitable for petroleum extraction or for potential greenhouse gas storage formations. It also allows exploration, works and operations in the permit area for a potential greenhouse gas injection site.
There are two types of permits that can be applied for:
- work-bid petroleum exploration permit
- cash-bid petroleum exploration permit.
Please note that permits are limited, work-bid permits are offered to the most deserving applicant while cash-bid permits are offered to the highest bidder. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.