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PETROLEUM AND GEOTHERMAL ENERGY RESOURCES ACT 1967


TABLE OF PROVISIONS

           Long Title

   PART I -- Preliminary  

   1.      Short title
            
   2.      Commencement
            
   3.      Repeal
            
   5.      Terms used
            
   6A.     Effect of alteration of inshore area

   PART II -- General  

   6.      Act to be construed subject to State’s legislative powers
            
   7.      Application of Act
            
   7AA.    Disapplication of State occupational safety and health laws
            
   7A.     Petroleum pool or geothermal resources area extending into 2 licence areas
            
   8.      Position on Earth’s surface
            
   9.      Petroleum, geothermal energy resources and geothermal energy declared to be property of Crown
            
   10.     Reservations in Crown grants and leases
            
   11.     Minister may search for petroleum or geothermal energy resources
            
   11A.    Property rights in recovered petroleum and geothermal energy
            
   12.     Land may be resumed
            
   13.     Governor to have right of pre-emption of petroleum in emergency
            
   14.     Land comprised in permit, drilling reservation, lease or licence may be entered for certain purposes
            
   15.     Authority conferred by permit, drilling reservation, lease or licence
            
   15A.    Consent of Minister required for entry on reserves for purposes of exploration etc.
            
   16.     Consent of owner or trustees required in certain cases for exploration etc.
            
   17.     Compensation to owners and occupiers of private land
            
   18.     Owner of private land in vicinity of permit area, drilling reservation, lease area or licence area may be entitled to compensation
            
   19.     Compensation for further damage
            
   20.     Holder of permit, drilling reservation, lease or licence not to commence operations on private land until compensation tendered or agreed upon
            
   21.     Compensation payable to lessee of pastoral lease, lease for timber purposes or lease for use and benefit of Aboriginal inhabitants for damage to improvements and consequential damage
            
   22.     Determination of partial compensation
            
   23.     Security for compensation
            
   24.     Matters for which compensation not payable
            
   24A.    Liability for payment of compensation to native title holders
            
   25.     Delegation

   PART III -- Mining for petroleum, geothermal energy resources and geothermal energy

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   26.     Term used: State
            
   27.     Graticulation of Earth’s surface and constitution of blocks
            
   28.     Reservation of blocks
            
   28A.    Issue of permits etc. in marine reserves

           Division 2 -- Permits and drilling reservations  

   29.     Exploration for petroleum and geothermal energy resources restricted
            
   30.     Advertisement of blocks
            
   31.     Application for permit
            
   32A.    More than one permit application for same block or blocks
            
   32.     Grant or refusal of permit in relation to application
            
   33A.    Withdrawal of application
            
   33B.    Application continued after withdrawal of joint applicant
            
   33C.    Effect of withdrawal or lapse of s. 30 application
            
   33.     Application for permit in respect of surrendered etc. blocks
            
   34.     Application fee etc.
            
   35.     Consideration of application
            
   36.     Request by applicant for grant of permit in respect of advertised block
            
   37.     Grant of permit on request
            
   37A.    Permit for 2 or more blocks may be divided into 2 or more permits
            
   38.     Rights conferred by permit
            
   39.     Term of permit
            
   40.     Application for renewal of permit
            
   41.     Application for renewal of permit to be in respect of reduced area
            
   42A.    Certain permits cannot be renewed more than twice
            
   42.     Grant or refusal of renewal of permit
            
   43.     Conditions of permit
            
   43A.    Advertisement of blocks for drilling reservations
            
   43B.    Application for drilling reservation
            
   43CA.   More than one drilling reservation application for same block or blocks
            
   43C.    Grant or refusal in relation to applications for drilling reservations
            
   43DA.   Withdrawal of application
            
   43DB.   Application continued after withdrawal of joint applicant
            
   43DC.   Effect of withdrawal or lapse of s. 43A application
            
   43D.    Rights conferred by drilling reservation
            
   43E.    Term of drilling reservation
            
   43F.    Extension of term of drilling reservation
            
   44.     Discovery of petroleum or geothermal energy resources to be notified etc.
            
   46.     Nomination of blocks as location
            
   47.     Declaration of location
            
   48.     Immediately adjoining blocks

           Division 2A -- Retention leases  

   48A.    Application by permittee or holder of drilling reservation for lease
            
   48B.    Grant or refusal of lease in relation to application
            
   48BA.   Application of s. 48A and 48B where permit is transferred
            
   48CA.   Application by licensee for lease
            
   48CB.   Grant or refusal of lease in relation to application by licensee
            
   48CC.   Application of s. 48CA and 48CB if licence is transferred
            
   48C.    Rights conferred by lease
            
   48D.    Term of lease
            
   48E.    Notice of intention to cancel lease
            
   48F.    Application for renewal of lease
            
   48G.    Grant or refusal of renewal of lease
            
   48H.    Conditions of lease
            
   48J.    Discovery of petroleum or geothermal energy resources to be notified
            
   48K.    Directions by Minister on discovery of petroleum or geothermal energy resources

           Division 3 -- Production licences  

   49.     Recovery of petroleum or geothermal energy resources in State
            
   50.     Application by permittee for licence
            
   50A.    Application by lessee for licence
            
   51.     Application for licence under s. 50 or 50A, requirements for
            
   52.     Determination of rate of royalty
            
   53.     Notification as to grant of licence
            
   54.     Grant of licence
            
   54A.    Application of s. 51 to 54 where permit etc. transferred
            
   55.     Variation of licence area
            
   56.     Determination of permit as to blocks not taken up by licensee
            
   57.     Application for licence in respect of surrendered etc. blocks
            
   58.     Application fee etc. for s. 57 applications
            
   59.     Request by applicant for grant of licence
            
   60.     Grant of licence on request
            
   61.     Licence for 2 or more blocks may be divided into 2 or more licences
            
   62.     Rights conferred by licence
            
   62A.    Geothermal energy recovery development plans
            
   62B.    Variation of approved development plans
            
   63.     Term of licence
            
   64A.    Termination of licence if no operations for 5 years
            
   64.     Application for renewal of licence
            
   65.     Grant or refusal of renewal of licence
            
   66.     Conditions of licence
            
   67.     Storage of petroleum underground
            
   68.     Directions as to recovery of petroleum
            
   69.     Unit development

           Division 3A -- Petroleum titles and geothermal titles may subsist in respect of same blocks  

   69A.    Petroleum titles and geothermal titles may subsist in respect of same blocks

           Division 4 -- Registration of instruments  

   69J.    Term used: title
            
   70.     Register of certain instruments to be kept
            
   71.     Memorials to be entered of permits determined etc.
            
   72.     Approval and registration of transfers
            
   73.     Entries in Register on devolution of title
            
   75.     Approval of dealings creating interests etc. in existing titles
            
   75A.    Approval of dealings in future interests etc.
            
   76.     True consideration to be shown in transfer or dealing
            
   77.     Minister not concerned with certain matters
            
   78.     Power of Minister to require information as to transfers or dealings
            
   79.     Production and inspection of documents
            
   80.     Inspection of Register and instruments
            
   81.     Evidentiary provisions
            
   81A.    Minister may make corrections to, and entries in, Register
            
   82.     Application to State Administrative Tribunal for orders
            
   84.     Offences connected with Register and certain documents
            
   85.     Assessment of fee payable under Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Registration Fees) Act 1967
            
   86.     Exemption from duty

           Division 5 -- General  

   88.     Notice of grants of permits etc. to be published
            
   89.     Date of effect of certain surrenders, cancellations and variations
            
   90.     Commencement of works
            
   91.     Work practices
            
   91A.    Conditions relating to insurance
            
   91B.    Conditions prohibiting entry on certain land
            
   92.     Maintenance etc. of property
            
   93.     Operation of s. 91, 91A and 92 subject to this Act and other laws
            
   95.     Directions by Minister
            
   96.     Compliance with directions
            
   97.     Variation and suspension of, and exemption from compliance with, conditions
            
   98.     Surrender of permits etc.
            
   99.     Cancellation of permits etc.
            
   100.    Cancellation of permit etc. not affected by other provisions
            
   101.    Removal of property etc. by permittee etc.
            
   102.    Removal of property etc. by Minister
            
   105.    Special prospecting authorities
            
   106.    Access authorities
            
   107.    Removal, disposal or sale of property
            
   109.    Minister etc. may require information to be furnished etc.
            
   110.    Power to examine on oath
            
   111.    Failing to furnish information etc.
            
   112A.   Safety zones
            
   113.    Discovery of water to be notified
            
   115.    Records etc. to be kept
            
   116A.   Data management: regulations
            
   116.     Scientific investigations
            
   117.    Interference with other rights etc.
            
   117A.   Interfering with petroleum operation or geothermal energy operation
            
   118.    Inspectors
            
   119.    Powers of inspectors
            
   119A.   Protection from liability for wrongdoing
            
   121.    Continuing offences
            
   122.    Crimes and other offences
            
   123.    Orders for forfeiture etc. in respect of certain offences
            
   124.    Power of Attorney General to direct disposal of goods
            
   125.    Time for bringing proceedings for offences
            
   126.    Judicial notice
            
   126A.   Evidentiary matters
            
   127.    Service of documents
            
   127A.   Service of documents on 2 or more permittees etc.

           Division 6 -- Transitional provisions  

   128.    Terms used
            
   129.    This Division prevails over other provisions
            
   130.    Cessation of operation of former provisions
            
   131.    Prohibition on granting of instruments under former provisions after commencing day
            
   132.    Rights of holders of existing prescribed instruments
            
   133.    Holders of existing instruments may be granted permits under this PART
            
   134.    Transitional provisions relating to Barrow Island lease
            
   134A.   Application of former provisions after coming into operation of variation agreement
            
   135.    Certain portions of blocks to be blocks
            
   136.    Certain petroleum exploration or recovery activities not prohibited by s. 29 or

           Division 7 -- Fees and royalties  

   137.    Permit and drilling reservation fees
            
   137A.   Lease fees
            
   138.    Licence fees
            
   139.    Time of payment of fees
            
   140.    Penalty for late payment of fees
            
   141.    Fees and penalties debts due to Crown
            
   142.    Royalty
            
   143.    Reduction of royalty in certain cases
            
   144.    Royalty not payable in certain cases
            
   144A.   Royalty value
            
   145.    Ascertainment of value of petroleum or geothermal energy
            
   146.    Ascertainment of well-head
            
   147.    Ascertainment of quantity of petroleum or geothermal energy recovered
            
   148.    Payment of royalty and penalty for late payment
            
   149.    Royalty or late payment amount is debt due to Crown

   PART IIIA -- Occupational safety and health  

   149A.   Occupational safety and health (Sch. 1)
            
   149B.   Regulations relating to occupational safety and health
            
   149C.   Minister’s occupational safety and health functions

   PART IVA -- Release of information

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   150A.   Terms used

           Division 2 -- Protection of confidentiality of information and samples

              Subdivision 1 -- Information and samples obtained by the Minister  

   150B.   Protection of confidentiality of information obtained by Minister
            
   150C.   Protection of confidentiality of samples obtained by Minister
            
   150D.   Information or samples obtained by Minister can be made available to certain persons

              Subdivision 2 -- Information and samples obtained by another Minister  

   150E.   Protection of confidentiality of information obtained by another Minister
            
   150F.   Protection of confidentiality of samples obtained by another Minister
            
   150G.   Information or samples obtained by another Minister can be made available to certain persons

              Subdivision 3 -- Miscellaneous  

   150H.   Fees

   PART IV -- Miscellaneous  

   150.    Jurisdiction of Magistrates Court
            
   151.    Special case may be reserved for Supreme Court
            
   152.    Certain things are not personal property for purposes of Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Commonwealth)
            
   153.    Regulations
            
   154.     Further transitional provisions
           SCHEDULE 1 -- Occupational safety and health
           SCHEDULE 2 -- Further transitional provisions
           

[Reprinted under the Reprints Act 1984 as at 15 January 2016]

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