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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE (RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION) REGULATIONS 2011 - REG 5.34

Existing well without well operations management plan

             (1)  This regulation applies in relation to a well in a title area if:

                     (a)  immediately before the commencement time, there was no accepted well operations management plan in force for any activity relating to the well; and

                     (b)  immediately before the commencement time, the well was not permanently abandoned; and

                     (c)  subregulation 5.32(1) does not apply.

             (2)  The titleholder must make an application under regulation 5.06 for acceptance of a well operations management plan for the well no later than 12 months after the commencement time.

             (3)  Despite the amending regulation:

                     (a)  regulation 5.03A and Divisions 2 and 7 of this Part of the new regulations do not apply in relation to the well until a well operations management plan has been accepted; and

                     (b)  Divisions 2, 7 and 8, and regulations 5.31 and 5.31A, of Part 5 of the old regulations apply in relation to the well until a well operations management plan has been accepted.

             (4)  To avoid doubt, Division 8 of this Part of the new regulations has effect in relation to the well.



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