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Offshore gas geoscience program

The offshore gas geoscience program will support the commercial exploration for further offshore gas discoveries off the Victorian coast. This work will acquire new geoscientific information to identify areas off the Victorian coast, specifically in the Otway geological basin, that are likely to be prospective for offshore gas.

In 2018, airborne gravity data will be collected across 18,000 square kms in the Otway Basin, using a specially-equipped aircraft that will fly as low as 80 metres above the sea surface, allowing the aircraft to collect high quality data.

The offshore gas geoscience program will improve the understanding of gas prospectivity at a sub-basin scale through geophysical surveys (e.g. airborne gravity gradiometry surveying).