Petroleum and Other Minerals Development Act, 1960

“Ancillary rights”.

3.—The following rights shall be ancillary rights for the purposes of this Part, and, in this Part, the expression “ancillary rights” shall be construed accordingly, that is to say:—

(a) a right to let down the surface, including a right to let down superincumbent or adjacent strata up to and including the surface;

(b) a right of air-way, shaft-way, or surface or underground way-leave, or other right for the purpose of access to or conveyance of petroleum or machinery or the ventilation or drainage or working of petroleum wells;

(c) a right to do any of the following things—

(i) to construct, operate and maintain roads and railways for the purpose of ingress and egress to or from any land specified in a petroleum lease,

(ii) to build, maintain and operate on any such land such roads and railways as may be needed for the purpose of carrying on the exploration, prospecting, working, drilling and development of petroleum under such land, and for the purpose of access to any petroleum well, and the conveyance of petroleum from any petroleum well,

(iii) for all or any of the purposes aforesaid to use and occupy land and to exercise any rights in or over land or water;

(d) a right to lay pipe-lines, and to erect pumping and storage stations, loading racks, terminals and other facilities for the transport of petroleum;

(e) a right to use and occupy the surface of land for the excavation of reservoirs and settling ponds, laying of pipes, erection of facilities for pumping, storage, production of petroleum or manufacture of by products, or other works, or for dwellings for persons employed in connection with the working of petroleum or with any such works as aforesaid;

(f) a right to a supply of water or other substances in connection with the working of petroleum, including a right to dig or drill wells;

(g) a right to dispose in a particular manner of water or other liquid matter obtained from petroleum wells or any by-product works;

(h) a right to dispose in a particular manner of waste products obtained in connection with the working of petroleum;

(i) a right to dam or divert any river or watercourse, including an artificial watercourse;

(j) a right to divert sewers, watermains and pipes;

(k) a right to divert a public road, street or way, or a private way, and to substitute for any existing bridge another bridge on a different site;

(l) a right to divert a railway or a tramway;

(m) a right to demolish buildings which impede the proper working of petroleum.