WA Mining and Petroleum Titles Unravelled

A Curtin Law School and Executive Education Masterclass

Part of the Curtin Law School Energy Governance Series

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There is a range of legislative and regulatory requirements attached to mining and petroleum titles within Western Australia. This two-part Masterclass in Curtin Law School’s Energy Governance series unravels the laws that regulate mining and petroleum titles and provides a roadmap for dealing with some common legal disputes.

The first session focuses on the Mining Act 1978 (WA), the Mining Regulations 1981 (WA), and the operations of the Warden’s Court. You’ll learn how parties register and transfer mining titles, and see how native title interests are engaged.

In the second session, you’ll explore the application of the Offshore Greenhouse and Gas Storage Act 2006 (Cth) (OPGGSA), Offshore Petroleum (Royalty) Act 2006 (Cth), Offshore Greenhouse and Gas Storage Act (Regulatory Levies) Act 2003 (Cth), and operation of the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA).

Recognised Learning:

Curtin University is an approved QA Provider of CPD for the legal profession in Western Australia. Completing this Masterclass provides 6 CPD points in competence area 4 (substantive law). You may be also eligible for 5 credit points towards an optional unit in Curtin’s Bachelor of Laws. The Legal Practice Board may audit your attendance.

Program details

This is a two-part webinar series run on Thursday afternoons over two weeks.

Dates: TBC

Time: 1pm to 4.30pm

Location: Delivered online

Cost: General: $729
Curtin alumni, students and staff: $629

Learning outcomes

After completing this Masterclass, you will have gained:

  • an understanding of the management of mining and oil and gas titles in WA
  • the ability to compare WA and Commonwealth systems when dealing with mining and oil and gas titles, including registration and transfer
  • the capacity to identify the advantages and disadvantages of titles, and propose ways they can be improved
  • an awareness of likely commercial consequences of the administration of titles within WA and Commonwealth laws

Who is this program for?

This Masterclass is ideal for in-house lawyers working within the energy and resources sector. Commercial analysts and professionals within the mining and oil and gas sector who are exposed to title transfers will also find this Masterclass highly valuable and a terrific upskilling opportunity.

Curtin students or recent graduates are also encouraged to attend.

Program schedule

Date/TimeSession TitleFacilitator
TBC
Mining Titles in WA

3 CPD points in Competence Area 4 (substantive law)
Marcus Humphreys
TBCOffshore Petroleum Titles

3 CPD points in Competence Area 4 (substantive law)
Marcus Humphreys

Resources

Pre-reading materials will made available upon registration in a PDF format.

Program Details

This is a two-part webinar series run on Thursday afternoons over two weeks.

Dates: TBC

Time: 1:00pm to 4.30pm AWST

Location: Delivered online

Cost: General: $729
Curtin alumni, students and staff: $629