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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 77A

Conditions of boundary-change petroleum exploration permits

    (1)     The Minister may, by written notice given to the permittee of a boundary-change petroleum exploration permit, vary the permit by imposing one or more conditions to which the permit is subject.

    (2)     A notice under subsection (1) must be given within 14 days after the grant of the permit.

    (3)     A variation under subsection (1) takes effect on the day on which notice of the variation is given to the permittee.

    (4)     If—

        (a)     the grant of a boundary-change petroleum exploration permit is consequential on a Commonwealth petroleum exploration title ceasing to be in force as mentioned in section 101A(2)(b) or (3)(b); and

        (b)     the Commonwealth petroleum exploration title is of a kind that corresponds to a work‑bid petroleum exploration permit or a special petroleum exploration permit

any or all of the conditions mentioned in subsection (5) may be specified in—

        (c)     the boundary-change petroleum exploration permit; or

        (d)     a petroleum exploration permit granted under Division 5 by way of the renewal of the boundary-change petroleum exploration permit.

    (5)     The following conditions are specified for the purposes of subsection (4)—

        (a)     conditions requiring the permittee to carry out work in, or in relation to, the permit area (including conditions requiring the permittee to carry out the work during a period of 12 months or longer or during periods each of which is 12 months or longer);

        (b)     conditions relating to the amounts that the permittee must spend in carrying out such work;

        (c)     conditions requiring the permittee to comply with directions that—

              (i)     relate to the matters covered by paragraphs (a) and (b); and

              (ii)     are given in accordance with the permit.

    (6)     Subsection (4) does not limit subsection (1) or section 77(3).

    (7)     If—

        (a)     the grant of a boundary-change petroleum exploration permit is consequential on a Commonwealth petroleum exploration title ceasing to be in force as mentioned in section 101A(2)(b) or (3)(b); and

        (b)     the Commonwealth petroleum exploration title is of a kind that corresponds to a cash‑bid petroleum exploration permit

the conditions mentioned in subsection (8) must not be specified in—

        (c)     the boundary-change petroleum exploration permit; or

        (d)     a petroleum exploration permit granted under Division 5 by way of the renewal of the boundary-change petroleum exploration permit.

    (8)     The following conditions are specified for the purposes of subsection (7)—

        (a)     conditions requiring the permittee to carry out work in, or in relation to, the permit area;

        (b)     conditions requiring the permittee to spend particular amounts on the carrying out of work in, or in relation to, the permit area.



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