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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SECT 91

Withdrawal of application

    (1)     This section applies if the Minister publishes a notice under section 86(1) inviting applications for the grant of a petroleum exploration permit.

    (2)     If a person has made an application, the person may, by written notice given to the Minister, withdraw the application at any time before a petroleum exploration permit is granted as a result of the application.

    (3)     If 2 or more persons have made a joint application, all of those persons may, by written notice given to the Minister, withdraw the application at any time before a petroleum exploration permit is granted as a result of the application.

    (4)     If—

        (a)     a joint application was made under section 86 for the grant of a petroleum exploration permit; and

        (b)     all of the joint applicants, by written notice given to the Minister, tell the Minister that one or more, but not all, of them, as specified in the notice, withdraw from the application—

then—

        (c)     the application continues in force as if it had been made by the remaining applicant or applicants; and

        (d)     if the Minister had given the joint applicants an offer document in relation to the application—the Minister is taken not to have given the offer document to the joint applicants.



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