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 four types of permits that can be applied for:
- Work-bid petroleum exploration permit;
- Cash-bid petroleum exploration permit;
- Special petroleum exploration permit over a surrendered block or certain other blocks; and
- A boundary-change petroleum exploration permit granted as a result of a change in the boundary of the coastal waters of a State or Territory.
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.