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2011 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

2011 Release Areas and Geology

To assist explorers’ in their analysis of the 2011 release areas on offer, this section contains details on the areas.  Information includes analysis of petroleum prospectivity and geological settings, geological data and well listings, and shapefiles, general and Special Notices advising of third party considerations for integration into bid development and information on bidding and assessment requirements.

Information in this section is presented Basin per Sub-basin – this is accessible by either selecting the area of interest on the map below or via the table at the bottom of the page.

  • Further information on bidding and assessment [PDF, 480KB] [DOC, 381KB]
    This document describes the process for bidding on acreage in the 2011 Offshore petroleum acreage release.  It also includes useful information such as bid checklists and closing dates.
  • 2011 Acreage Release Special Notices [PDF, 832KB] [DOC, 709KB]
    This document outlines the obligations of offshore petroleum explorers and the rights and interests of others that may apply to the 2011 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release areas.
  • 2011 Acreage Release shapefiles [ZIP, 59KB]

aus-map-2011 map Bonaparte Basin Release Areas Arafura Basin Browse Basin Roebuck Basin Northen Carnarvon Basin Southern Carnarvon Basin Perth Basin Otway Basin Gippsland Basin

Arafura Basin Bonaparte Basin
Browse Basin Roebuck Basin
Carnarvon Basin Southern Carnarvon Basin
Perth Basin Otway Basin
Gippsland Basin