(a) an application for a petroleum access authority has been made under section 240; and
(b) the Minister is satisfied that it is necessary or desirable to grant the petroleum access authority for—
(i) the more effective exercise of the applicant's rights; or
(ii) the proper performance of the applicant's duties—
in the applicant's capacity as—
(iii) the registered holder of a petroleum exploration permit, petroleum retention lease or petroleum production licence; or
(iv) the holder of a State title; or
(v) the registered holder of a petroleum special prospecting authority—
the Minister may—
(c) grant the applicant a petroleum access authority; or
(d) by written notice given to the applicant, refuse to grant a petroleum access authority to the applicant.
(2) In this section "state title" has the same meaning as in section 240.
Consultation procedures apply—see section 242.