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2012 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

Ceduna Sub-basinSandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins

Highlights

Release Areas
T12-2

Bids Close - 9 May 2013
  • Under-explored frontier Cretaceous–Cenozoic basin
  • Shallow to ultra deep water depths 50–3,000 m
  • Sub-basins contain up to 6.5 km of sediment with a variety of untested Cretaceous plays
  • Traces of free oil and minor gas indications encountered in Cape Sorell 1

Release Area T12-2 is located over the Sandy Cape and Strahan sub-basins of the Sorell Basin, in water depths ranging from 50 to 3000 m. The Sorell Basin is contiguous with the Otway Basin to the north and the basins have a similar geologic history and stratigraphy. The complex structural and depositional history of the Sorell Basin reflects its location at the transition from a divergent rifted margin to a transform continental margin. Release Area T12-2 is covered by extensive open file 2D seismic and magnetic data.

Related documents

High resolution quicklook image of the Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins [PDF 204KB] [JPG 1.4MB]
Full Geological Document for the Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins [PDF 9MB] [DOC 1.3MB]
Data Listing for the Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins [XLS 90KB] [PDF 60KB]
Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins Block Listing [PDF 51KB] [DOC 183KB]
Further information on bidding and assessment [PDF 61KB] [DOC 1.1MB]
2012 Acreage Release Special Notices [PDF 407KB] [DOC 1.4MB]

Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins block listing

Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins block listing Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins block listing Sandy Cape and Strahan Sub-basins block listing