Authority to Prospect - Queensland

Description

An authority to prospect is required to explore a specified available area of Queensland for the discovery of petroleum, including coal seam gas.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Duration

Generally, an authority to prospect may be granted by the Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and Petroleum Act 1923 for a period to a maximum of 12 years. If an authority to prospect is granted for a period of less than 12 years, the Minister, at the Ministers discretion, may renew the authority up to the maximum period of 12 years..

Fees

See Authority to prospect in other resources below.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum Act 1923 QLD

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 QLD

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum and Gas (General Provisions) Regulation 2017 QLD

Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Regulation 2004 QLD

Application process

Generally, an authority to prospect may only be applied for in response to a "call for tenders" published by the Minister in the Government Gazette. You may be notified of impending land release areas, as part of the call for tenders, or request that the Minister release available land as part of a call for tenders.

You can obtain this permit by submitting a completed tender application through the Queensland Government QTenders website.

An authority to prospect cannot be granted until an environmental authority is issued. To obtain an environmental authority, contact the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.

A security may be required, along with the first year's rent for the authority to prospect, by the Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and Petroleum Act 1923.

Transfer

An authority to prospect may be transferred, see Chapter 2 of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014.

You must be a holder of the authority to prospect and you are a party to the transfer.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Petroleum Assessment Hub

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Contact details

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

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Petroleum Assessment Hub

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)