Access Authority - Western Australia

Description

You will need to an access authority if you hold a form of petroleum or geothermal title and intend to extend limited exploration activities in vacant acreage or acreage held under another party's title.

Access authorities are usually granted for limited exploration activities, usually seismic lines tying into some other known control or drilling deviated wells.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for an access authority you will need to hold a petroleum or geothermal exploration title on land that is adjacent to the area subject of the application. Relevant titles include:

  • exploration permits
  • drilling reservations
  • retention lease
  • production licence
  • special prospecting authority.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

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Other resources

Act(s) name

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 Western Australia

Application process

Apply

Where access is needed to areas that are held under permit by another party, the party needs to be given the opportunity to comment on, but not veto, the proposed access. To hasten the approval process, it is advisable to seek the consent of the other permit holder and include this consent with the application.

Forms can be downloaded and submitted online through the Petroleum and Geothermal Register (PGR).

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Petroleum

Contact details

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

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General Enquiries

Petroleum

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Western Australia
Phone: 08 9222 3759
Email: petroleum.titles@dmirs.wa.gov.au
Website: Petroleum (Opens in new window)