2009 Commonwealth offshore exploration tender
Commonwealth waters are those more than three nautical miles (five kilometres) from the coast. The Federal Minister for Resources and Energy announced on 27 March 2009 the release of ten offshore areas for the exploration of greenhouse gas storage areas. Three of these were in the Gippsland Basin and two in the Torquay Basin.
For a larger image please see: 2009 Commonwealth Offshore Exploration Tender Map
The Commonwealth waters acreage release is administered by the Commonwealth Department of Resources Energy and Tourism. Information about the acreage release including how to apply and how to obtain well and geophysical data is available at the DRET Carbon Capture and Storage.