You will require this permit if you intend to explore for petroleum in an offshore area. Exploring for petroleum includes conducting a geophysical survey for use in the search of petroleum.
The Agency will periodically invite applications for petroleum exploration. Blocks of territory (acreage) are generally released for competitive bids twice a year. You may make a bid for up to 400 blocks of territory at any one time.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.