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2010 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

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This site has been developed to ensure content is available to the widest possible audience, including readers using assistive technology or accessibility features. By adhering to guidelines for accessible web design, we acknowledge the diversity of communication methods, available technologies and abilities of web-users in the community.

The Department of Resources, Energy and Tourism strives to maintain conformance to W3C's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0).

Standards compliance

This website is XHTML 1.1 compliant. We aim to make our website content as accessible as possible and follow the guidelines and standards of the W3C. We use cascading style sheets (CSS) to ensure a consistent 'look and feel'. Users of the latest browsers (such as Firefox, IE6, Opera 2, Netscape 6 and Safari) which comply with the W3C guidelines and standards will view content as it was designed. Older browsers (such as Netscape 4 or Internet Explorer 4) will not show the design as it was intended, however, all content will still be available.

Text resize options

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Go to View > Zoom on the menu bar

Use the shortcut keys:

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PDF files

The Acreage Release website makes use of links to Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

The Adobe website provides a service to convert PDF files to HTML via an online form.

The Adobe website and the Trace Research Centre provide services to convert Acrobat PDF files to plain text or HTML via e-mail.

Note: PDFs used on this website have all been tagged and most screen readers can access these files without requiring conversion. However if you would like us to send you another format for any of our PDF files please request a copy using our address details on the contact us page.

NAVIGATION
For ease of Navigation extensive use of “bookmarks” have been made in these documents. Bookmarks can be accessed by clicking on the bookmark icon Bookmark Icon on the left hand side of the screen.

To view a given Section, simply click on the desired Section Heading. A Plus  sign indicates collapsed subheadings can be found by clicking on the “+”. To re-collapse the heading, click on the minus sign.

The navigation bar provides the First Page firdt page, Next Page next page, Previous Pageprevious page and the Last Page lasst page navigation arrows to allow you to navigate through the pages one at a time. You can also page through the document by using your Page Down and Page Up keys..

RETRACING VIEW PATH
You can find PDF pages that you viewed earlier by retracing your viewing path. If you jump forward and backward in a document, your viewing history retraces those steps, showing you the pages you viewed in the reverse order that you viewed them.

View pathing can be performed by clicking Alt+Left Arrow to go to previous view or Alt+Right Arrowto go to next view. You can make the Previous View button Previous View button and Go To Next View button Go To Next View button available in the toolbar area by right-clicking the Page Navigation toolbar navigation tool bar and choosing them on the context menu, or choosing Show All Tools.

You can also click into viewing history by Right Clicking your mouse on the document then going to Previous View or Next View.

Further Help on how to use PDFs can be accessed via the Adobe “help” by clicking on Help in the toolbars or by clicking F1.

Web cache
Web caching refers to the storing of web documents (such as the 2010 Acreage Release PDF documents and images) to reduce bandwidth usage, server load, and perceived lag. A web cache stores copies of documents passing through it; subsequent requests may be satisfied from the cache if certain conditions are met.[
As the Acreage Release website often links back to the same PDF document, it is recommended that you ensure that your internet browser’s Web Cache (or Temporary Internet Files) is turned on.