Offshore Production Licence for Petroleum - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you are an individual or corporation that intends to undertake operations for the recovery of petroleum over a specific piece of land in New South Wales. This licence applies to activities within three nautical miles from the NSW coast.

This licence allows you to:

  • recover petroleum in the licence area
  • explore for petroleum in the licence area
  • carry on such operations and execute such works in the licence area as are necessary for those purposes.

Please be aware that your licence may be subject to conditions set by the Agency.

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 licence, you must:

  • provide details of proposed work, including work program, methods and area of exploration, qualification details of yourself and all technical advisers to be employed, estimated costs
  • provide details of available finances to prove sufficient funds to carry out production, including your latest annual report or audited accounts. If finance is provided by another company, you must provide letter of guarantee for finances
  • pay the required fee.

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

Duration

Licence is granted for a period of 21 years.

Expiry

End of 21 year period (renewal must be lodged 6 months before this date).

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1200.00

Production Licence.

Apply Application All $3000.00

Production Licence for surrendered blocks.

Apply Application All $600.00

Production Licence for individual blocks.

Lodge Licence All $18000.00

Annual fee for each block to which the licence relates at the beginning of the year concerned.

Renew Renewal All $1200.00 -
Transfer Transfer All $600.00 -
Transfer Transfer All $3000.00

For related corporations.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Offshore Production Licence for Petroleum - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Act 1982 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum (Offshore) Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Application process

Renew

Renewals must be lodged 6 months before the expiry of the licence.

Administering agency

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

General Enquiries

Division of Resources and Geoscience

Department of Planning, Industry and Environment

Operating address: 323 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Mailing address: PO BOX K348
Haymarket, New South Wales 1240
Phone: 02 4063 6500
Phone: 1300 736 122
Email: information@planning.nsw.gov.au
Website: Division of Resources and Geoscience (Opens in new window)