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.
There are 22 areas proposed for inclusion in the 2017 acreage release. 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.
Please note that any work or forward planning undertaken by companies in relation to the proposed areas prior to the official announcement is done at the commercial risk and cost of individual operators. The proposed areas and associated boundaries are yet to be finalised and remain subject to change.