Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

Compensation for damage or nuisance caused by licensee under a petroleum prospecting licence or by Minister exercising powers under section 11 (1) (b).

12.—Whenever damage to the surface of land or to mineral deposits or to water supplies or a nuisance is caused whether directly or indirectly, either—

(a) by the exercise by the licensee under a petroleum prospecting licence of his rights under the licence, or

(b) by exercise by the Minister of the powers conferred on him by paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 11 of this Act,

the licensee or the Minister (as the case may be) shall be liable to pay compensation for such damage or nuisance, and the provisions of Chapter VII of this Part shall apply in respect of such compensation.