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OFFSHORE PETROLEUM AND GREENHOUSE GAS STORAGE ACT 2010 - SCHEDULE 4

Schedule 4—Subject-matter for regulations

Section 794

    1     The exploration for petroleum and the carrying on of operations, and the execution of works, for that purpose.

    2     The recovery of petroleum and the carrying on of operations, and the execution of works, for that purpose.

    3     The exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations, potential greenhouse gas injection sites, and the carrying on of operations, and the execution of works, for any of those purposes.

    4     The injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation, the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation; and the carrying on of operations, and the execution of works, for any of those purposes.

    5     The conservation of, and the prevention of the waste of, the natural resources (whether petroleum or otherwise) of the offshore area.

    6     The restoration or maintenance of the suitability of a part of a geological formation for the permanent storage of greenhouse gas substances.

    7     The restoration or maintenance of the suitability of a part of a geological formation for the recovery of petroleum.

    8     The construction and operation of pipelines, water lines, secondary lines, greenhouse gas facility lines, greenhouse gas infrastructure lines, greenhouse gas injection lines, pumping stations, tank stations or valve stations, and the carrying on of operations, and the execution of works, for any of those purposes.

    9     The construction, erection, maintenance, operation or use of installations, structures, equipment or facilities.

    10         The control of the flow or discharge, and the prevention of the escape, of—

        (a)     petroleum, a greenhouse gas substance, water or drilling fluid; or

        (b)     a mixture of water or drilling fluid with petroleum, a greenhouse gas substance or any other matter.

    11         The clean‑up or other remediation of the effects of the escape of petroleum or a greenhouse gas substance.

    12     The prevention of damage to petroleum‑bearing strata in an area (whether in the offshore area or not) over which a petroleum exploration permit, petroleum retention lease, petroleum production licence, greenhouse gas assessment permit, greenhouse gas holding lease or greenhouse gas injection licence is not in force.

    13     The keeping separate of—

        (a)     each petroleum pool discovered in a petroleum exploration permit area, a petroleum retention lease area, a petroleum production licence area, a greenhouse gas assessment permit area, a greenhouse gas holding lease area or a greenhouse gas injection licence area; and

        (b)     each source of water discovered in a petroleum exploration permit area, a petroleum retention lease area, a petroleum production licence area, a greenhouse gas assessment permit area, a greenhouse gas holding lease area or a greenhouse gas injection licence area.

    14     The prevention of water or other matter from entering a petroleum pool through wells.

    15     The prevention of the waste or escape of petroleum or water from a petroleum pipeline, water line, secondary line, petroleum pumping station, petroleum tank station or petroleum valve station.

    16     The prevention of the waste or escape of a greenhouse gas substance or water from a greenhouse gas pipeline, water line, greenhouse gas facility line, greenhouse gas infrastructure line, greenhouse gas injection line, greenhouse gas pumping station, greenhouse gas tank station or greenhouse gas valve station.

    17     The maintaining in good condition and repair of all structures, equipment and other property in the offshore area used or intended to be used for or in connection with exploring for, or exploiting, petroleum in the offshore area.

    18     The maintaining in good condition and repair of all structures, equipment and other property in the offshore area used or intended to be used for or in connection with—

        (a)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations in the offshore area; or

        (b)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites in the offshore area; or

        (c)     the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation, where the part is in the offshore area; or

        (d)     the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation, where the part is in the offshore area.

    19     The removal from the offshore area of structures, equipment and other items of property that—

        (a)     have been brought into the offshore area for or in connection with exploring for, or exploiting, petroleum; and

        (b)     are not used, or intended to be used, in connection with exploring for, or exploiting, petroleum in the offshore area.

    20     The removal from the offshore area, of structures, equipment and other items of property that—

        (a)     have been brought into the offshore area for or in connection with—

              (i)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations; or

              (ii)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

              (iii)     the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation; or

              (iv)     the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation; and

        (b)     are not used, or intended to be used, for or in connection with—

              (i)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations; or

              (ii)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

              (iii)     the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation; or

              (iv)     the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation.

    21     The decommissioning of structures, equipment and other items of property that—

        (a)     have been brought into the offshore area for or in connection with—

              (i)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations; or

              (ii)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

              (iii)     the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation; or

              (iv)     the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation; and

        (b)     are not used, or intended to be used, for or in connection with—

              (i)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas storage formations; or

              (ii)     the exploration for potential greenhouse gas injection sites; or

              (iii)     the injection of a greenhouse gas substance into a part of a geological formation; or

              (iv)     the storage of a greenhouse gas substance in a part of a geological formation.

    22     The management of substances stored in a part of a geological formation and     the interactions of those substances.

    23     The determination of reasonable terms for the supply of petroleum.

    24     The requirements for a notice to the Minister that petroleum is proposed to be supplied to an LNG exporter.



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