10. Reservations in Crown grants and leases
(a) Crown grant and lease under any Act relating to Crown land issued before the coming into operation of this Act shall be deemed to have contained; and
(b) Crown grant, transfer of Crown land in fee simple, and lease under any Act relating to Crown land issued on or after the coming into operation of this Act shall contain, or if not containing those reservations, be deemed to contain,
a reservation of all petroleum on or below the surface of the land comprised therein, and also a reservation of the right of access, subject to and in accordance with the provisions hereinafter contained, for the purpose of searching for and for the operations of obtaining petroleum in any part of the land.
[Section 10 amended by No. 31 of 1997 s.76(1).]