Petroleum lease - Queensland

Description

You need a petroleum lease if you make a discovery that is commercially viable while under an authority to prospect (ATP). If the lease is granted, the area is removed from the ATP.

You can also apply for a petroleum lease in response to a call for tenders, in which case a pre-existing ATP is not required.

A petroleum lease gives you the right to:

  • explore for petroleum
  • test for petroleum production
  • produce petroleum.

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 30 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Please contact the administering agency for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Application process

Apply

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 Science.

Transfer

A petroleum lease may be transferred.

Additional information

An Australian market supply condition may be attached to a petroleum lease.

The condition means that the authority holder must only sell gas produced from the lease to customers within Australia. The objective is to increase gas supplies and lower prices for domestic users.

Administering agency

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing and Authorisation Unit

Resources Safety and Health Queensland

Queensland
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1321
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3330 4249
Email: gaslicence@rshq.qld.gov.au
Website: Resources Safety and Health Queensland (Opens in new window)