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Decommissioning of petroleum infrastructure and wells

Petroleum exploration and mining permit and licence holders must carry out decommissioning activities and meet the full financial cost of those activities.

Find a summary about what is required and by when. For more detailed information see the legislation.

Latest news

New Kermadec mineral reservation

A new mineral reservation over the Kermadec Arc has been declared for 18 months replacing a reservation that expires on 4 July 2024.