Petroleum Lease - Queensland

Description

Generally a petroleum lease is required to produce petroleum from a specified area.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

For a petroleum lease to be granted under the Petroleum Act 1923, an authority to prospect administered under the Petroleum Act 1923.

For a petroleum lease to be granted under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, an authority to prospect administered under either the Petroleum Act 1923 or the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Duration

Up to a maximum of 30 years from the date of effect of the petroleum lease. The Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 and the Petroleum Act 1923 may renew the lease at the Ministers discretion..

Other resources

Act(s) name

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

You can apply online through MyMinesOnline on the Business and Industry Portal or using a hard-copy form. You can also apply through a call for tenders.

Generally, a petroleum lease 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 annual rent for the petroleum lease, by the Minister administering the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004.

Transfer

A petroleum lease may be transferred, see Chapter 2 of the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014.

You must be a holder of the petroleum lease 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

Mailing address: PO BOX 15216
City East, Queensland 4002
Mailing address: Level 4
1 William Street
Brisbane City, Queensland 4000
Phone: 07 3199 8115
Website: Department of Resources and Mines (Opens in new window)