You will require this authority if you intend to conduct initial exploration activities for petroleum or geothermal resources:
- in an area that is not currently under a mining title
- the subject of competing applications
- identified by the Agency for a future acreage release.
This authority allows you to conduct exploration activities including geophysical and geochemical surveys (or other operational activities) in the area to which it applies. Please note that it does not allow you to create any wells.
This authority is intended as a means of preliminary assessment of the prospectivity of areas where little or no exploration has been undertaken prior to a more permanent exploration licence being applied for.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.