Drilling Reservation - Western Australia


You may need this reservation if you intend to conduct:

  • exploratory drilling and other exploratory operations (such as seismic surveying) for petroleum
  • geothermal energy drilling and related operations and works.

Petroleum is any naturally occurring hydrocarbon or mixture of hydrocarbons, including oil and gas. Geothermal energy is thermal energy that results from natural geological processes and is contained in geothermal energy resources. Geothermal energy resources are any subsurface rock or other substance that contains geothermal energy.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • ensure you and your employees hold relevant technical qualifications
  • have sufficient technical expertise and financial resources.


Up to three years, but in the case of a geothermal drilling reservation, may be extended.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Act(s) name

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Regulations 1987 Western Australia

Application process


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

Administering agency

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety


Contact details

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