Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release 2013

Exploring, investing and bidding

This section provides an introduction to the legislative framework and investment environment for companies interested in becoming involved in the Australian offshore petroleum exploration industry. It also provides an overview of relevant Commonwealth legislation, along with details of key initiatives and programs that may be of interest to potential investors.

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Explore Australia

This document provides an overview of Australia's oil and gas endowment and associated investment attractiveness.

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Petroleum Law and Government

This document describes Australia's framework and the role of government in petroleum exploration and development in Australia.

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Foreign Investment

This document describes the framework for foreign investment in Australia.

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Petroleum Taxation

This document describes general income taxation arrangements and specific resources taxation for offshore oil and gas companies working in Australia.

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Bidding and Assessment

This document describes the process for bidding on acreage in the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. It also includes information such as bid checklists and closing dates.

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2013 Acreage Release Special Notices

This document outlines the obligations of offshore petroleum explorers and the rights and interests of others that may apply to the 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release areas.

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Commonwealth
Marine Reserves Network

This document outlines the obligations of offshore petroleum explorers in relation to the Commonwealth Marine Reserves Network.

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Exploring In The Perth Treaty Area

This document describes matters relevant for petroleum exploration and development in the Perth Treaty Area.

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