Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Regulations 2013 Amendment Regulations 2013

2013/152

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Regulations 2013 Amendment Regulations 2013

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 20th day of May 2013

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to section 105(1) of the Crown Minerals Act 1991, His Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following regulations.

Regulations

1 Title
  • These regulations are the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Regulations 2013 Amendment Regulations 2013.

2 Commencement
  • These regulations come into force on 23 May 2013.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 8 amended (Regulations 7 to 9 and cross-heading above regulation 8 replaced)
  • Replace regulation 8 with:

    8 Regulations 7 to 9 and cross-heading above regulation 8 replaced
    • Replace regulations 7 to 9 and the cross-heading above regulation 8 with:

      “‘7 Form of documents if not prescribed by chief executive
      • “‘(1) This regulation applies if any information, document, or other thing must be provided in a form prescribed by the chief executive and no such form has been prescribed.

        “‘(2) The information, document, or other thing must nevertheless be provided in a form and in a manner acceptable to the chief executive.

5 Regulation 24 replaced (Regulation 24 revoked (Application for permit holder to transfer, lease, or otherwise deal with permit))
  • Replace regulation 24 with:

    24 Regulation 24 replaced (Application for permit holder to transfer, lease, or otherwise deal with permit)
    • Replace regulation 24 with:

      “‘24 Application and notices to transfer, deal with, etc, permit
      • “‘(1) This regulation applies to the following applications and notices:

        • “‘(a) an application to transfer all or part of a participating interest in a permit under section 41 of the Act:

        • “‘(b) a notice of change of control of a permit participant or a guarantor under section 41A of the Act:

        • “‘(c) an application for consent to a dealing with the permit under section 41B of the Act:

        • “‘(d) an application for consent to a change of permit operator under section 41C of the Act.

        “‘(2) An application or a notice must—

        • “‘(a) be signed by the permit holder or permit participant, as the case may be; and

        • “‘(b) be in the form prescribed by the chief executive.

        “‘(3) The application or notice must be accompanied by—

        • “‘(a) the prescribed fee or evidence of it having been paid; and

        • “‘(b) the information required under section 41, 41A, 41B, or 41C of the Act, as the case may be.

        “‘(4) The application or notice and accompanying material must be lodged with the chief executive.

6 Regulation 35 amended (Regulations 38 to 43 and cross-headings replaced)
  • (1) In regulation 35, replace new regulation 38(2)(c) with:

    • (c) provide the information required in relation to item 6 of Part 1 of Schedule 6 in accordance with the Petroleum Resources Management System.

    (2) In regulation 35, new regulation 39(2)(b), replace ; and with ..

    (3) In regulation 35, revoke new regulation 39(2)(c).

    (4) In regulation 35, new regulation 40(2)(b), replace 18, and 20 with 19 to 21, and 23.

    (5) In regulation 35, new regulation 43(1), replace section 39(1) with section 39.

    (6) In regulation 35, new regulation 43A(2), replace this Part with these regulations.

7 Regulation 42 amended (Regulation 50 amended (Core samples (other than sidewall core samples)
  • In the heading to regulation 42 replace samples) with samples)).

8 Regulation 43 amended (New regulation 51A inserted (Application of regulations 50 and 51 to core samples cut through reservoir formation interval limited to coal seam gas wells))
  • Replace regulation 43 with:

    43 New regulation 51A inserted (Application of regulations 50 and 51 to coal seam gas operations)
    • After regulation 51, insert:

      “‘51A Application of regulations 50 and 51 to coal seam gas operations
      • Despite regulations 50 and 51, a permit holder for a coal seam gas drilling operation must supply the core samples and sidewall core samples required under those regulations only in the following circumstances:

        • “‘(a) the well concerned is being drilled as part of the coal seam gas drilling operation; and

        • “‘(b) the well encounters a reservoir formation interval; and

        • “‘(c) the well is—

          • “‘(i) the first well drilled as part of the drilling programme for the operation that has encountered a reservoir formation interval; or

          • “‘(ii) the well is more than 2 km from the first well drilled as part of the drilling programme that has encountered a reservoir formation interval.

9 Regulation 46 amended (Parts 5 and 6 replaced)
  • In regulation 46, new regulation 54(1), after described in, insert item 6 of Part 1 of Schedule 6 and.

10 Regulation 52 amended (Schedule 6 amended)
  • (1) In regulation 52(4), after new item 9, insert:

    • 10 All cumulative, annual, and monthly oil, condensate (C5+), gas (methane and ethane), liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane), and water production figures (by field) from any appraisal activities.

    (2) After regulation 52(5), insert:

    • (5A) In Schedule 6, Part 2, replace item 1 with:

      • “‘1 For each well, reservoir, and field,—

        • “‘(a) the calculated daily and monthly production rates for oil, condensate (C5+), liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane), gas (methane and ethane), and water; and

        • “‘(b) the measured daily and monthly production rates for oil, condensate (C5+), liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane), gas (methane and ethane), and water; and

        • “‘(c) the cumulative and yearly oil, condensate (C5+), liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane), gas (methane and ethane), and water production figures, and the corresponding calorific values for the oil, condensate (C5+), liquefied petroleum gas (propane and butane), and gas (methane and ethane).

    (3) In regulation 52(8), after new item 23, insert:

    • 24 The cumulative gas and water injection volumes since reservoir and well injection commenced.

Rebecca Kitteridge,
Clerk of the Executive Council.


Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 23 May 2013, amend the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Regulations 2013 in order to correct errors and to better align the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Regulations 2007 with the Crown Minerals (Minerals Other than Petroleum) Regulations 2007.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 22 May 2013.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.