NZP&M issues permits to prospect, explore or mine petroleum onshore and offshore.
The New Zealand Government allocates petroleum exploration permits in an annual tender called a ‘Block Offer’.
Under the Crown Minerals Act, a permit is required to prospect, explore, or mine for petroleum.
NZP&M provides online maps using real-time data to show all current petroleum permits, applications, and Block Offers in New Zealand.
An overview of petroleum permit fees and royalty requirements.