You will require this permit if you intend to explore for petroleum. This permit provides exclusive rights, and renewal rights, to explore for petroleum in a defined area.
There are three types of petroleum exploration permits:
- Work-bid: a petroleum exploration permit granted on the basis of work program bidding;
- Cash-bid: a petroleum exploration permit granted on the basis of cash bidding; and
- Special licence: a petroleum exploration permit granted over a surrendered block or certain other blocks.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.