216. The Minister may cancel an exploration licence or operating lease for brine upon the application of the holder of an exploration licence or of an operating lease for petroleum and natural gas, provided that the latter establishes:
(a) that the exploration for or exploitation of brine is liable to harm the development or exploitation of a discovery of petroleum or natural gas made in his territory;
(b) that he has complied with the provisions of the order of the Mining Judge which were applicable to him under section 217 before the application for revocation or that he has made with the holder of the exploration licence or operating lease for brine an agreement respecting the indemnity.
The Minister may also suspend the exploration licence or operating lease for brine for such period as he determines as soon as the holder complies with sub-paragraph a.