Appropriate person statement of reasons

Statement of reasons why an applicant, and any associated entity, is or is not an appropriate person to hold a petroleum licence or permit under the Petroleum Act 1984.

An applicant, and any associated entity, must demonstrate that it is an appropriate person before:

  • the grant or renewal of a licence or permit
  • the transfer of a licence or permit (if it is not already a holder)
  • acquiring 100% of shares in a body corporate that is the holder of a licence or permit.

The criteria is set out under 15A of the Petroleum Act 1984.

A statement of reasons explaining why an applicant, and any associated entity, is or is not an appropriate person, are published below.

Applicant Associated entity Title Approval date Statement of reasons
Tamboran (McArthur) Pty Ltd Tamboran Resources Ltd Acquiring 100% of shares in Sweetpea Petroleum Pty Ltd, which is the holder of exploration permits 136 and 143 19/05/2021 Statement of reasons - Tamboran (McArthur) Pty Ltd PDF (451.0 KB)
Peak Helium Pty Ltd Peak Helium Pte Ltd Transfer of Exploration Permit 134 to Peak Helium Pty Ltd 08/07/2021 Statement of reasons - Peak Helium Pty Ltd PDF (413.0 KB)
McArthur NT Pty Ltd Armour Energy Ltd Transfer of Exploration Permits 171, 174, 176, 190, 191 and 192 to McArthur NT Pty Ltd 12/07/2021 Statement of reasons - McArthur NT Pty Ltd and Armour Energy Limited PDF (471.3 KB)
Imperial Oil and Gas A Pty Ltd Empire Energy Group Ltd Transfer of exploration permits 167, 168, 169, 198 and 305 to Imperial Oil and Gas A Pty Ltd 30/09/2021 Statement of reasons - Imperial Oil and Gas A Pty Ltd PDF (478.6 KB)

Last updated: 14 October 2021

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