Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics
 

Previous releases

The releases listed below are closed.

2013
The 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across six basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
2012
The 2012 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 27 areas, located across nine basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
2011
The 2011 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 29 areas, located across nine basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia, Victoria and Tasmania.
2010
The 2010 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and South Australia.
2009—Special release
The 2009 Special Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises two areas that have been specially released to focus industry's attention on the former Turtle and Barnett Retention Leases, which have known oil accumulations.
2009
The 2009 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 31 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth watres in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, Western Australia, South Australia and Victoria.
2008
The 2008 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 35 areas, located across five basins in Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.
2007
The 2007 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release comprises 34 areas, located across six basins Commonwealth waters in the offshore areas of the Northern Territory, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Western Australia and Victoria.