You will require this licence if you intend to carry on operations for the recovery of petroleum in any area located in any offshore areas of Western Australia.
The holder of an exploration permit or a retention lease can apply for a production licence within the permit or lease area. Where a commercial discovery is made, the successful explorer has a statutory right to the grant of a production licence.
The Minister can also invite applications for a production licence over an area, which is not part of any exploration permit or retention lease, when a reservoir is already known to exist.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.