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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 240

Application for petroleum access authority

    (1)     The table has effect—

Application for petroleum access authority

Item

Column 1



This person...

Column 2



may apply to...

Column 3

for the grant of a petroleum access authority to enable the person to...

1

the registered holder of a petroleum exploration permit, petroleum retention lease or petroleum production licence relating to the offshore area

the Minister

carry on, in an area that is part of the offshore area but outside the permit area, lease area or licence area

either or both of the following—

(a)     petroleum exploration operations;


(b)     operations related to the recovery of petroleum in or from the permit area, lease area or licence area.

2

the holder of a Commonwealth title or adjacent State title who wants to gain access to the offshore area

the Minister

carry on, in a part of the offshore area, either or both of the following—

(a)     petroleum exploration operations;

(b)     operations related to the recovery of petroleum in or from the area to which that Commonwealth title or adjacent State title relates.

3

the registered holder of a petroleum special prospecting authority relating to the offshore area

the Minister

carry on petroleum exploration operations in an area that is part of the offshore area but outside the authority area of the petroleum special prospecting authority.

    (2)     An application under this section must specify—

        (a)     the operations that the applicant proposes to carry on; and

        (b)     the area in which the applicant proposes to carry on those operations.

Note

Part 2.10 contains additional provisions about application procedures.

    (3)     In this section—

"adjacent State title" means an authority (however described) under a corresponding State law to explore for, or recover, petroleum;

"Commonwealth title "means an instrument under the Commonwealth Act that confers, in relation to the Commonwealth defined offshore area or the offshore area (within the meaning of that Act) for another State, some or all of the rights that a State title confers in relation to the offshore area;

Note

Commonwealth defined offshore area is defined in section 6(1).

"State title" means—

        (a)     a petroleum exploration permit; or

        (b)     a petroleum retention lease; or

        (c)     a petroleum production licence; or

        (d)     an infrastructure licence; or

        (e)     a pipeline licence.



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