Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (Petroleum) - Queensland


To encourage and regulate the exploration for and development of petroleum including coal seam gas, in Queensland.

The Act provides for:

  • applying for and granting of petroleum authorities, including authorities to prospect (exploration permits), petroleum leases (Production permits) pipeline licences (to construct and operate pipelines to transport petroleum and petroleum facility licences (to construct and operate petroleum facilities)
  • safety on all operating plant within petroleum authorities
  • conditions of operation on petroleum authorities
  • royalty payments, rent, security
  • landholder compensation
  • penalties for offences against the Act.

The Regulation provides additional conditions relating to:

  • petroleum tenure administration including reporting requirements
  • safety
  • use of standard rules, codes and specifications.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Mines

Service Delivery

Mining and Petroleum Operations

Contact details

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

Petroleum Engineer

Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Department of Natural Resources and Mines contact list (Opens in new window)