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2009 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

2009 Special Petroleum Offshore Acreage Release

Overview for applicants

This section provides an introduction to the Australian Government framework for petroleum exploration, development and production in Australia.

It has been prepared by the Exploration Section, Offshore Resources Branch in the Australian Government Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism (RET), in consultation with other Australian Government agencies and the resources Departments in the six States and the Northern Territory.

A wide range of contact details and information networks are provided to assist in accessing more detailed information on upstream petroleum matters in Australia.

Material contained in this handbook is part of the 2009 Special Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release Package, which is available on CD-ROM or at: www.ret.gov.au/petexp.

The producers of this release package welcome any comments or suggestions on its content.

Requests for the CD-ROM and comments may be emailed to: petroleum.exploration@ret.gov.au

The Overview for Applicants (.pdf 3 MB) is available as a downloadable file.

Contents of Overview for Applicants:

  • Australia - A Great Place to Live and Explore
  • Why Explore For Oil And Gas In Australia?
  • Australia - A Resource Rich Nation
  • Realising Australia's Petroleum Potential
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Government
  • Petroleum Law in Australia
  • Offshore Petroleum Titles
  • Annual Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release Process
  • Government Geoscience Support
  • Petroleum and Geoscience Datasets
  • Offshore Safety Administration
  • Offshore Facility Security
  • Environment Protection Requirements
  • Other Approvals
  • Petroleum Taxation Arrangements
  • General Taxation Arrangements
  • The Native Title ACT and Petroleum Titles
  • Foreign Investment in Australia
  • Arrangements for International Business Visitor Visa
  • Assistance from the Australian Trade Commission
  • Australian Industry Participation in Petroleum Developments
  • Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association Ltd
  • Gas Pipeline Regulation and Gas Market Development
  • Research and Innovation
  • Timor Sea Joint Petroleum Development Area
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • Appendix C
  • Appendix D
  • Appendix E
  • Appendix F