- Lynn Gabriel
2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release: now open
Bidding is now open for the 2021 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release. Companies have the opportunity to bid on release areas until Thursday 3 March 2022.
The acreage release comprises 21 areas across 6 basins offshore:
All areas in this release are based on industry nominations and public consultation. They are all available for work-program bidding.
The annual acreage release is crucial to the Australian Government's gas-fired recovery plan. Continued exploration ensures we can provide reliable and affordable energy for the future.
See release area information and bidding instructions for the 2021 acreage release.