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  • Coal exploration licence applications

    An exploration licence gives the holder the exclusive right to explore for the specified mineral group(s) within the exploration licence area, during the term of the licence. The purpose of exploration is to locate areas where mineral resources may be present, to establish the quality and quantity of those resources and to investigate the viability of extracting the resource.

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  • Petroleum exploration licence applications

    A petroleum exploration licence gives the holder the exclusive right to explore for petroleum (including conventional and coal seam gas) within the exploration licence area, during the term of the licence. The purpose of exploration is to locate areas where resources may be present and establish the quality and quantity of those resources. Next comes establishing the viability of extracting the resource.

    Go to Current petroleum exploration licence applications

  • Petroleum production lease applications

    A petroleum production lease gives the holder the exclusive right to extract petroleum within the production lease area during the term of the lease. Development consent under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 must be in place before a petroleum production lease can be granted.

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  • Petroleum special prospecting authority applications

    A petroleum special prospecting authority gives the holder the exclusive right to conduct desktop surveys using existing research or other low-impact scientific investigations to determine the occurrence of petroleum over the designated area.

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