Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release 2013

Release Areas and Geology

To assist explorers in their analysis of the 2013 release areas, this section contains technical information including analysis of petroleum prospectivity and geological settings associated with the release areas, geological data and well listings, shapefiles and General and Special Notices advising of third party considerations for integration into bid development. Information on bidding and assessment requirements is also provided.

Information in this section is presented by Basin and 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.

Information on bidding and assessment   PDF 221 kB   DOCX 143 kB
This document describes the process for bidding on acreage in the 2013 Acreage Release. It also includes useful information such as bid checklists and closing dates.
2013 Acreage Release Special Notices   PDF 164 kB   DOCX 160 kB
This document outlines the obligations of offshore petroleum explorers and the rights and interests of others that may apply to the 2013 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release areas.
2013 Acreage Release shapefiles   ZIP 22 kB
Bonaparte Basin Bonaparte Basin Browse Basin Browse Basin Northern Carnarvon Basin Northern Carnarvon Basin Perth Basin Perth Basin Gippsland Basin Gippsland Basin Otway Basin Otway Basin