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Transferring ownership of a petroleum well or water-related bore

A new petroleum and gas reporting practice direction is expected to be released in mid-September 2020.

Reports and data previously lodged in QDEX Reports must now be lodged in the GSQ Lodgement Portal.

You must notify us before transferring the ownership of a petroleum well or water-related bore to another resource authority holder or a landowner.

Read how to meet your notification and reporting obligations under Queensland resources legislation, and download a flowchart of reporting requirements for well and bore transfers (PDF, 130KB).

Permits this applies to

  • Authority to prospect
  • Petroleum lease
  • Water monitoring authority

Permitted transfers

You are allowed to transfer the following types of wells or bores.

Petroleum wells can only be transferred to the holder of a geothermal resource authority, prospecting permit, mining claim, exploration permit, mineral development licence or mining lease if the well is in the area of the transferee's resource authority. To transfer a petroleum well to a landowner or another petroleum tenure holder, you must first convert the well to a water-related bore, then transfer the bore.

Water supply bores can be transferred to a landowner if the bore is on the landowner's land.

Water monitoring or observation bores can be transferred to:

  • the State of Queensland
  • a landowner if the bore is on the landowner's land
  • a holder of an authority to prospect, a petroleum lease or water monitoring authority if the bore is in the area of the transferee's resource authority.

Before starting activities

Check requirements for land access and other notices before starting petroleum and gas activities.

How to lodge your notices and reports

This table shows what you need to submit and how to do it. If you need more help refer to the legislation (references in the table below).

Report/notice and legislation When to lodge How to lodge
MMOL-43 – Notification of transfer of water injection, monitoring, observation or supply bore
(P&G Act1 ss 288, 288A, 290)
(Pet Act2 ss 75Q, 75QA, 75S)
Before transfer Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub
WRA-03A – Notice of transfer of petroleum well to holder of geothermal tenure or mining tenement (PDF, 48KB)
(P&G Act s. 289)
(Pet Act s. 75R)
Before transfer Post or email notice to Petroleum Assessment Hub

1P&G Act: Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004
2Pet Act: Petroleum Act 1923

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