Acreage release

Obtain an exploration permit—Acreage release

A petroleum exploration permit authorises the holder to explore for petroleum in the permit area.The Joint Authority for an offshore area may invite applications for the grant of a work or cash bid petroleum exploration permit over areas released as part of the annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. All areas are clearly identified as either work program or cash bid.

Forms

Application for a work-bid petroleum exploration permit

Application for a cash bid petroleum exploration permit (prequalification)

Cash bid submission form

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