Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

Compensation for damage or nuisance caused by lessee under petroleum lease or by Minister in working petroleum or exercising rights conferred by section 15.

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

(a) by working or doing anything incidental to the working of petroleum, or

(b) by exercising the right of entry on and user of land conferred by section 15 of this Act,

the person causing such damage or nuisance, whether he is the lessee under a petroleum lease or the Minister, 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.