You will require this authority if you intend to carry out works on, or to remove samples from, land for the purpose of testing the quality and quantity of petroleum and the potential to recover petroleum from the land.
This approval gives you the exclusive right to conduct one of the following activities on specified NSW land:
- speculative geological, geophysical or geochemical surveys
- scientific investigations.
You may be granted a low-impact prospecting title if the Agency determines that your activities are unlikely to impact upon the land. Please be aware that there is currently a freeze on assessing new applications for this licence. No new applications will be considered until the Strategic Release Framework is in place.