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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.

The offshore gas geoscience program will improve the understanding of gas prospectivity at a sub-basin scale through geophysical surveys.

An airborne gravity gradiometry survey will be conducted over 18,000 square kilometres of the Otway geological basin, including State onshore and offshore areas and Commonwealth waters.

Victoria will also release acreage in State waters in early 2018 to enable further commercial exploration and development of offshore gas resources.