Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991 No 84
19 Renewal of title
(1) The holder of a petroleum title may apply for renewal of the title
by application made within the time prescribed by subsection (2) or
(2) The prescribed time in relation to a special prospecting authority
or an exploration licence is not earlier than 2 months and not later than 1
month before the authority or licence ceases to have
(2A) The prescribed time in relation to a petroleum title other than a
special prospecting authority or an exploration licence is not earlier than 5
years and not later than 1 year (or, if the term of the title is for 1 year or
less, not earlier than 2 months and not later than 1 month) before the title
ceases to have effect.
(2B) After considering an application for renewal of a petroleum title,
(a) may renew the petroleum title, or
(b) may refuse the application.
(3) The Minister may refuse to grant a renewal of a title on any
ground on which the Minister might have refused to grant the title originally
or might have cancelled the title during its term.
(3A) The Minister may also refuse to grant a renewal of title
(a) all data and reports due under the regulations have been
(b) all data gathered, and operations carried on, during any period
not covered in any such report are made the subject of a full report submitted
to the Minister.
(4) A renewed title may, at the discretion of the Minister, be granted
for a shorter term than that of the original title.
(5) Any requirements, prohibitions and restrictions under this Act
that relate to titles and applications for titles apply (except to the extent
provided by this Act or the regulations) in the same way to renewals and
applications for renewal.