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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.

Areas have been released for exploration tender onshore in Southern Victoria and in Commonwealth waters for 2009


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.