The Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 defines private land as: Information on the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), WA Farmers Federation, Vegetables WA and the Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA Land Access Agreement developed to streamline negotiations between oil and gas companies and farmers, can be found on the APPEA website. Having agreed in writing should help ensure a common understanding between a landowner and an explorer. However, there are no guarantees. The presentation of the Land Access Agreement for Mineral Exploration (the model) is published by the Department of Planning and The Environment, in accordance with Section 141 (1A) of the Mining Act 1992. The goal is to help landowners and mineral exploration companies operating in NSW negotiate an access agreement. This proposal is intended to cover exploration of minerals and coal, but does not address access to land for opal exploration or oil exploration (including coal-layer gas). Note that the use of the model is optional. If no compensation can be agreed between the holders of the title of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 and the private owners and occupiers, each party can ask the Magistrates Court for the amount of compensation. On this page, you will find information on private access to land, including compensation for the right to occupy the country and how the Petroleum Pipelines Act 1969 regulates pipelines in Western Australia. Oil and geothermal energy are considered strategic resources and, in this respect, the titles of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act of 1967 have a certain priority over other lands.
While holders of oil titles cannot be denied access to private land, holders must first obtain written consent and, if necessary, negotiate a compensation package with private owners. Holders of oil or geothermal titles are not entitled to start operations on private land until compensation has been paid, if any, to the owner and occupant of the land or until a compensation agreement has been reached. For more information on access to private land (page 120). We have developed a land access tool that allows you to understand the exploration process and get an agreement with a researcher. The application must be sent to the magistrate`s court at the location of the land in question. Under the Petroleum Pipelines Act of 1969, each country can be taken on behalf of the licensee in the same way that land can be taken for public work. Land or relief can only be taken at the request of a pipeline dealer. Learn more about how private land can be used to allow an oil pipeline to this country (page 121). The agreement provides special conditions for an explorer when conducting exploration work on private land. These conditions are consistent with: A land access contract is a contract negotiated between a commodity company and a private landowner for the rights of “access country.” There are a number of key areas that need to be considered in land access agreements, including: An owner cannot revoke his consent. For this reason, it is important to ensure that an agreement meets the needs of both parties for the duration of the exploration licence (usually five years).