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2012 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

Scott Plateau Quick LookScott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin

Highlights

Release Areas
W12-6 and W12-7

Bids Close - 9 May 2013
  • Under-explored deep-water frontier situated between the premier hydrocarbon provinces of the Browse and Northern Carnarvon basins
  • Deep to ultra deep water depths 1,400–5,000 m
  • Good quality reservoir sandstones, potential source rocks and possible active hydrocarbon systems in nearby wells
  • A range of potential structural and stratigraphic plays

Release Areas W12-6 and W12-7 are located over the outer, deep-water Scott Plateau in the Browse Basin and the Rowley Sub-basin in the Roebuck Basin. This under-explored part of the North West Shelf lies to the southwest of the Torosa, Brecknock and Calliance gas fields in the Browse Basin, and to the northeast of established oil and gas fields and production infrastructure of the Northern Carnarvon Basin. The Release Areas do not contain any wells, but inboard parts of these areas have good coverage of publicly available 2D seismic reflection data. Nearby wells indicate that there is the potential for active petroleum systems to occur in the area and that a range of structural and stratigraphic plays are possible.

Related documents

High resolution quicklook image of the Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin [PDF 5.4MB] [JPG 1.5MB]
Full Geological Document for the Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin [PDF 4.2MB] [DOC 1.2MB]
Data Listing for the Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin [XLS 70KB] [PDF 30KB]
Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin Block Listing [PDF42KB] [DOC 196KB]
Regional Geology of the Roebuck Basin [PDF, 7.3MB] [DOC, 415KB]
Further information on bidding and assessment [PDF 61KB] [DOC 1.1MB]
2012 Acreage Release Special Notices [PDF 407KB] [DOC 1.4MB]

Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin block listing

Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin Block Listing Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin Scott Plateau and Rowley Sub-basin