You will require this licence if you intend to operate or construct a pipeline offshore for the conveying of gas or petroleum. A licence is required for any pipeline offshore, whether it conveys gas or petroleum to an onshore receiving point or another offshore area.
A pipeline licensee must not cease operations without the consent of the Minister.
An environmental plan must be in force before any activity can be carried out. Furthermore, operations must stop immediately if a new or increased environmental risk is identified.