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30 January 2017

Contents

  • Exploration opportunities available
  • 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release area W16-2
  • Closing soon - comment period on the proposed areas for the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release
  • How can we make it easier for you to use the NOPTA and petroleum-acreage.gov.au websites?

Exploration opportunities available


Bidding closes on Thursday 23 March 2017 for 12 areas released for round 2 work program bidding and 12 re-release areas from round 1 as part of the 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

These areas are located offshore Western Australia and in the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands and further information can be found at http://www.petroleum-acreage.gov.au/.

Re-released areas are open to all interested bidders under the work program bidding system. The areas are also open for bidding by any company who wishes to fulfil its obligations under a good standing agreement after cancellation or expiry in default of an exploration permit.

2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release area W16-2


The Commonwealth-Western Australia Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority has amended 2016 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release area W16-2. 

The amended area has been published in the Australian Government Gazette and is available for bidding until Thursday 23 March 2016.

Closing soon - comment period on the proposed areas for the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release 


Comments on the proposed areas for the 2017 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release can be made until 7 February 2017.


 A map of the proposed areas and shape files is available online at http://www.petroleum-acreage.gov.au/2016/2017-nominations. The proposed areas are also available on the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science’s consultation website until 7 February 2017.

How can we make it easier for you to use NOPTA and the petroleum-acreage.gov.au websites?


The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science is currently reviewing its websites and conducting surveys to gather data from external users.

The survey should only take five minutes to complete by following the links below.

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