Offshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority (PSPA) - New South Wales

Description

This authority will allow you to carry on petroleum exploration operations in an area that is not covered by any other petroleum permit, lease or licence. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast. Please be aware that this authority does not allow the drilling of wells.

This authority may be granted over a block, as long as none of the following are in force over the block:

  • Exploration Permit
  • Retention Lease
  • Production Licence
  • Pipeline Licence.

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

To be eligible for this authority you must:

  • submit any information required by the Agency and in an approved manner
  • specify the operations that you propose to carry on, and the block or blocks in respect of which you propose to carry on those operations
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Period of up to 6 months, unless surrendered or cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount
Lodge Application $600.00

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Offshore Petroleum Special Prospecting Authority (PSPA) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 NSW

Administering agency

Department of Planning and Environment

Division of Resources and Energy

Mineral Resources

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries

Mineral Resources

Division of Resources and Energy

Department of Planning and Environment

Operating address: 516 High Street
Maitland, New South Wales 2320
Mailing address: PO Box 344
Hunter Regional Mail Centre
NSW 2310
Toll Free: 1300 736 122
Phone: 02 4931 6666
Fax: 02 4931 6790
Email: minres.webcoordinator@industry.nsw.gov.au