Only genuine research organisations may apply for this approval. Genuine organisations are those undertaking scientific research activities into the physical or biological characteristics of the continental shelf for petroleum exploration or greenhouse gas storage. These activitis include drilling stratigraphic holes, but exclude drilling petroleum exploration wells as research.
You publish a full report detailing data gathered and the activities carried out in the title area or accessed as part of the investigation.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.