Tenement Requirement Summary

Summary of Petroleum Tenement Legislation

Tenement

ONSHORE
Petroleum
& Geothermal Energy Act 2000

OFFSHORE
Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act
(South Australia)

EXPLORATION (PEL, GEL or GSEL)
Application fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183$5,220
Maximum area
(one block=5x5 minutes)

10,000 km2 per PEL

3,000 km2 per GEL

2,500 km2 per GSEL

400 blocks
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST).*minimum $3,539 or $1.35 per km2 whichever is the greater.*minimum $1,290 or $65 per block whichever is the greater.
Initial term of tenement5 years6 years
Relinquishment at end of term50% or 33.3%50% of existing

Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST).

$2,092$2,090
Application for variation - (Exempt from GST).$2,092N/A
Application for suspension - (Exempt from GST).$2,092N/A
Renewal term5 years5 years
PETROLEUM PRODUCTION LICENCE (PPL)
Application Fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183$2,090
Maximum area100 km25 blocks
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST).*minimum $3,539 or $650 per km2 whichever is the greater.$23,265 per block
Initial and 1st renewal termN/A21 years.
Royalty Rate (of wellhead value)10%11-12.5%
GEOTHERMAL PRODUCTION LICENCE (GPL)
 Application Fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area 1,000 km2 N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). *minimum $3,539 or $154 per km2 whichever is the greater N/A
 Initial and 1st renewal term N/A N/A
 Royalty Rate (of wellhead value) 2.5% N/A
GAS STORAGE LICENCE (GSL)
 Application Fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area 1,000 km2 N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). *minimum $3,539 or $154 per km2 whichever is the greater N/A
 Initial and 1st renewal term N/A N/A
 Royalty Rate (of wellhead value) N/A N/A
PIPELINE LICENCE
Application Fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183$5,220
Term

21 years

21 years
Annual fee per km - (Exempt from GST).*minimum $3,539 or $356 per km (whichever is the greater).$105
Renewal Fee - (Exempt from GST).$2,092$2,090
Variation Fee - (Exempt from GST).$2,092$1,050
PRELIMINARY SURVEY LICENCE (PSL)
Application fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183
Maximum areaNA
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST).*Minimum $3,539 or $1.35 per km2 which ever is greater.
Initial term1 year
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST).$2,092
Renewal termYearly
SPECULATIVE SURVEY LICENCE (SSL)
Application fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183
Maximum area10,000 km2
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST).*Minimum $3,539 or $1.35 per km2 whichever is greater.
Initial term1 year
Application for renewal - (Exempt from GST).$2,092
Renewal termYearly
PETROLEUM RETENTION LICENCE (PRL)
Application fee - (Exempt from GST).$4,183$2,090
Maximum area100 km2N/A
Annual fee - (Exempt from GST).*Minimum $3,539 or $471 per km2 whichever is greater.$7,755/block
Initial term5 years5 years
Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST).$2,092$2,090
Renewal termRenewable for further 5 year terms.Maximum aggregate of 15 years.
GEOTHERMAL RETENTION LICENCE (GRL)
 Application fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area 1,000 km2 N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). *Minimum $3,539 or $154 per km2 whichever is greater. N/A
 Initial term 5 years N/A
 Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST). $2,092 N/A
 Renewal term Maximum aggregate of 15 years. N/A
GAS STORAGE RETENTION LICENCE (GSRL)
 Application fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area 1,000 km2 N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). *Minimum $3,539 or $154 per km2 whichever is greater. N/A
 Initial term 5 years N/A
 Application for renewal - (Onshore exempt from GST). $2,092 N/A
 Renewal term 5 years N/A
ASSOCIATED ACTIVITIES LICENCE (AAL)
 Application fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area 5 km2 for a permanent facility or 1,500 km2 in any other case. N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). $3,539 or $1,890 per km2 whichever is the greater for a permanent facility or $3,539 in any other case. N/A
 Term (Permanent Activity) Granted for the same term and renewable at the same time as the primary licence. N/A
 Term (Temporary Activity) Granted for a term determined by the Minister. N/A
SPECIAL FACILITIES LICENCE (SFL)
 Application fee - (Exempt from GST). $4,183 N/A
 Maximum area Limited to an area no greater than 5 km2 N/A
 Annual fee - (Exempt from GST). $3,539 or $1,770 per km2 of the total licence area, whichever is the greater. N/A
 Initial term Granted for a term determined by the Minister. N/A

Fees current as at 1 October 2015.

* The annual licence fee for a low level supervision operator will be reduced by an amount not exceeding 50%.

Payment of Regulated Fees and Royalty

Regulated Fee and Royalty payments can be made by cheque made payable to Department of State Development at the following address:

Energy Resources Division
GPO Box 320
ADELAIDE  SA  5000

or by direct bank transfer to:

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
100 King William Street
ADELAIDE  SA  5000

BIC/Swift Code            CTBAAU2S
BSB                             065-266
Account Number          10000565
Account Name              Department of State Development - Collections

Payment Details            (Please forward remittance advice)
Email                             ARReceipting@sharedservices.sa.gov.au
Fax                                08 8124 9804

ABN                               83 524 915 929
 
Any enquiries in relation to Regulated Fees or Royalty lodgement should be directed to the Resource Royalties Branch or Licensing and Legislation Branch, Energy Resources Division, Level 6, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000, or by phoning (08) 8463 3204.