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2012 Petroleum Offshore Exploration Acreage Release

2012 Release Areas and Geology

To assist explorers’ in their analysis of the 2012 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, and shapefiles, 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, 61KB] [DOC, 1.1MB]
    This document describes the process for bidding on acreage in the 2012 Acreage Release. It also includes useful information such as bid checklists and closing dates.
  • 2012 Acreage Release Special Notices [PDF, 407KB] [DOC, 1.4MB]
    This document outlines the obligations of offshore petroleum explorers and the rights and interests of others that may apply to the 2012 offshore petroleum exploration acreage release areas.
  • 2012 Acreage Release shapefiles [ZIP, 46KB]

Australian Map Roebuck Basin Roebuck Basin Browse Basin Gippsland Basin Sorrel Basin Otway Basin Bight Basin Northen Carnavon Basin Northen Carnavon Basin Bonaparte Basin Arafura / Money Shoal Basin Browse Basin Browse Basin

Arafura Basin and Money Shoal Basin

Bonaparte Basin

Browse Basin

Roebuck Basin

Northern Carnarvon Basin

Bight Basin

Otway Basin

Sorell Basin

Gippsland Basin