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Published Date 24 Jun 2021

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006

NOTICE OF INVITATION FOR WORK PROGRAM PETROLEUM EXPLORATION PERMIT APPLICATION

 

I, GRAEME ALBERT WATERS, the National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator (NOPTA), on behalf of the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority, the Commonwealth-Western Australia Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority, the Commonwealth-Tasmania Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority, and the Commonwealth-Victoria Offshore Petroleum Joint Authority (the Joint Authorities), pursuant to section 104 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (the Act), hereby invite applications for the grant of work-bid petroleum exploration permits in respect of the blocks and within the areas described below.

 

Applications must be received, in the manner prescribed below, by Thursday 4:00 pm local time at the place of submission on Thursday, 3 March 2022.

 

Applicants are advised to review comments received for areas they intend to bid on via Consultation Hub at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent.

 

Graticular Block ListingS

 

Release Area AC21-1

Bonaparte Basin, Vulcan Sub-basin, the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands

Map Sheet SD51 (Brunswick Bay)

0268

0269

0340

Assessed to contain three full blocks.

 

 

Release Area W21-1

Bonaparte Basin, Londonderry High, Western Australia

Map Sheet SC51 (Kupang)

2591 part

2663 part

2734 part

2735 part

2736

2806 part

2807

2808

2877 part

2878 part

2879

2880

2949 part

2950

2951

2952

3020 part

3021 part

3022

3023

3024

3092 part

3093

3094

3095

3096

3163 part

3164 part

3165

3166

3167

3168

3235 part

3236

3237

3238

3239

3240

3306 part

3307 part

3308

3309

3310

3311

3312

3378 part

3379

3380

3381

3382

3383

3384

3449 part

3450 part

3451

3452

3453

3454

3455

3456

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SC52 (Melville Island)

3097

3098

3099

3100

3101

3169

3170

3171

3172

3173

3241

3242

3243

3244

3245

3313

3314

3315

3316

3317

3385

3386

3387

3388

3389

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SD51 (Brunswick Bay)

0070

0071

0072

0142

0143

0144

0214

0215

0216

0286

0287

0288

0358

0359

0360

0430

0431

0432

0502

0503

0504

0574

0575

0576

0646

0647

0648

0718

0719

0720

0790

0791

0792

0862

0863

0864

0934

0935

0936

1006

1007

1008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SD52 (Darwin)

0001

0002

0003

0004

0005

0073

0074

0075

0076

0077

0145

0146

0147

0148

0149

0217

0218

0219

0220

0221

0289

0290

0291

0292

0293

0361

0362

0363

0364

0365

0433

0434

0435

0436

0437

0505

0506

0507

0508

0509

0510

0511

0512

0513

0514

0577

0578

0579

0580

0581

0582

0583

0584

0585

0586

0587

0588

0589

0649

0650

0651

0652

0653

0654

0655

0656

0657

0658

0659

0660

0661

0721

0722

0723

0724

0725

0726

0793

0794

0795

0796

0797

0798

0865

0866

0867

0868

0869

0870

0937

0938

0939

0940

0941

0942

 

Assessed to contain 222 blocks (203 full blocks and 19 part blocks).

 

Perth Treaty

W21-1 partially overlaps a region designated by the Treaty between the Government of Australia and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia establishing an Exclusive Economic Zone Boundary and Certain Seabed Boundaries (Perth, 14 March 1997) (1997 Perth Treaty) that has been signed but is not yet in force.

 

While the 1997 Perth Treaty is not yet in force, the Australian Government acts in accordance with its provisions, including in relation to notification. Under Article 7(d) of the 1997 Perth Treaty, Australia is required to notify Indonesia three months prior to the proposed grant of exploration or exploitation rights in an area of overlapping jurisdiction. If exploration activity within an area of overlapping jurisdiction involves the construction of an installation or structure, the 1997 Perth Treaty requires Australia to give Indonesia ‘due notice’ of this. A permanent means of giving warning of the installation or structure’s presence must be maintained. An installation or structure generally would be a structure that rests on, or is fixed or connected to, the seabed.

 

Marine parks

At the time of gazettal, W21-1 was known to intersect the Oceanic Shoals Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-1 was known to intersect the Carbonate bank and terrace system of the Sahul Shelf key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-2

Bonaparte Basin, Londonderry High, Western Australia

Map Sheet SD51 (Brunswick Bay)

0064 part

0065 part

0066

0067

0068

0069

0136 part

0137

0138

0139

0140

0141

0207 part

0208 part

0209

0210

0211

0212

0213

0279 part

0280

0281

0282

0283

0284

0285

0350 part

0351 part

0352

0353

0354

0355

0356

0357

0422 part

0423

0424

0425

0426

0427

0428

0429

0493 part

0494 part

0495

0496

0497

0498

0499

0500

0501

0564 part

0565 part

0566

0567

0568

0569

0570

0571

0572

0573

0636 part

0637

0638

0639

0640

0641

0642

0643

0644

0645

0707 part

0708 part

0709

0710

0711

0712

0713

0714

0715

0716

0717

0778 part

0779 part

0780

0781

0782

0783

0784

0785

0786

0787

0788

0789

0850 part

0851

0852

0853

0854

0855

0856

0857

0858

0859

0860

0861

0921 part

0922 part

0923

0924

0925

0926

0927

0928

0929

0930

0931

0932

0933

0992 part

0993 part

0994

0995

0996

0997

0998

0999

1000

1001

1002

1003

1004

1005

1063 part

1064 part

1065

1066

1067

1068

1069

1070

1071

1072

 

Assessed to contain 143 blocks (118 full blocks and 25 part blocks).

 


 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-2 was known to intersect the Carbonate bank and terrace system of the Sahul Shelf and the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological features.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-3

Browse Basin, Yampi Shelf, Western Australia

Map Sheet SD51 (Brunswick Bay)

1135 part

1136

1137

1138

1139

1140

1141

1142

1143

1144

1145

1207

1208

1209

1210

1211

1212

1213

1214

1215

1216

1279

1280

1281

1282

1283

1284

1285

1286

1287

1351

1352

1353

1354

1355

1356

1357

1358

1420

1421

1422

1423

1424

1425

1426

1427

1428

1429

1492

1493

1494

1495

1496

1497

1498

1499

1500

1564

1565

1566

1567

1568

1569

1570

1571

1636

1637

1638

1639

1640

1641

1642

1711

1712

1713

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 75 blocks (74 full blocks and one part block).

 

Marine parks

At the time of gazettal, W21-3 was known to intersect the Kimberley Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-3 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 


 

Release Area W21-4

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Exmouth Plateau and Beagle Sub-basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (Rowley Shoals)

2121

2122

2192

2193

2194

2261

2262

2263

2264

2265

2266

2267

2268

2330

2331

2332

2333

2334

2335

2336

2337

2338

2339

2340

2401

2402

2403

2406

2407

2408

2409

2410

2411

2412

2472

2473

2475

2479

2480

2481

2482

2483

2484

2544

2548

2549

2551

2552

2553

2554

2555

2556

2621

2622

2623

2624

2625

2626

2627

2692

2693

2694

2695

2696

2697

2698

2699

2764

2765

2766

2767

2769

2836

2838

2910

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 75 full blocks.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-4 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-5

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Beagle and Dampier sub-basins, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (Rowley Shoals)

2844

2845

2914

2915

2916

Assessed to contain five full blocks.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-5 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-6

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Exmouth Plateau and Rankin Platform, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (Rowley Shoals)

2834

2905

2906

2907

Assessed to contain four full blocks.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-6 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-7

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Dampier Sub-basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (Rowley Shoals)

3404

3405

3406

Map Sheet SF50 (Hamersley Range)

0019

0020

0021

Assessed to contain six full blocks

 

Marine parks

At the time of gazettal, W21-7 was known to intersect the Montebello Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-8

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Dampier and Barrow sub-basins, Western Australia

Map Sheet SF50 (Hamersley Range)

0090

0160

0161

0162

0163

0230

0231

0232

0233

0234 part

0235 part

0305

0306 part

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 13 blocks (ten full blocks and three part blocks).

 


 

Marine parks

At the time of gazettal, W21-8 was known to intersect the Montebello Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-9

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Barrow Sub-basin, Western Australia

Map Sheet SF50 (Hamersley Range)

0659

0660

Assessed to contain two full blocks.

 

Defence

Potential bidders should note that the Australian Department of Defence does not support the installation of any production infrastructure within this area due to potential impacts on Defence activities.

It should also be noted that this area is within the North Western Australia Exercise Area (NWXA) and Restricted Airspace R852. Proponents should liaise with Defence early in the project planning phase in order to facilitate deconfliction with Defence activities.

For more information please refer to full comments and advice from Defence at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-9 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-10

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Exmouth Plateau, Western Australia

Map Sheet SE50 (Rowley Shoals)

2746

2753

2816

2817

2818

2824

2825

2888

2889

2890

2891

2896

2897

2960

2961

2962

2963

2964

2965

2966

2967

2968

2969

2970

2971

3032

3033

3034

3035

3038

3039

3040

3041

3042

3043

3104

3105

3106

3107

3110

3111

3112

3113

3114

3115

3176

3179

3180

3181

3186

3187

3188

3252

3258

3259

3330

3331

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 57 full blocks.

 

Defence

Potential bidders should note that this area is within the North Western Australia Exercise Area (NWXA). Proponents should liaise with the Australian Department of Defence early in the project planning phase in order to facilitate deconfliction with Defence activities.

For more information please refer to full comments and advice from Defence at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, W21-10 was known to intersect the Ancient coastline at 125 m depth contour and the Continental Slope Demersal Fish Communities key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area W21-11

Northern Carnarvon Basin, Exmouth Plateau, Western Australia

Map Sheet SF50 (Hamersley Range)

0005

0006

0007

0076

0077

0078

0146

0147

0148

0149

0218

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 11 full blocks.

 

Defence

Potential bidders should note that the Australian Department of Defence does not support the installation of any production infrastructure within this area due to potential impacts on Defence activities. For more information, please refer to full comments and advice from Defence.

It should also be noted that this area is within the North Western Australia Exercise Area (NWXA) and Restricted Airspace R853. Proponents should liaise with the Australian Department of Defence early in the project planning phase in order to facilitate deconfliction with Defence activities.

For more information please refer to full comments and advice from Defence at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent.

 


 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area V21-1

Otway Basin, Nelson Sub-basin, Victoria

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

2414

2415

2416

2417

2418

2419

2420

2421

2422

2423

2424

2425

2486

2487

2488

2489

2490

2491

2492

2493

2494

2495

2496

2497

2498

2499

2558

2559

2560

2561

2562

2563

2564

2565

2566

2567

2568

2569

2570

2571

2572

2634

2635

2636

2637

2638

2639

2640

2641

2642

2643

2644

2645

2708

2709

2710

2711

2712

2713

2714

2715

2716

2717

2780

2781

2782

2783

2784

2785

2786

2787

2788

2789

2790 part

2852

2853

2854

2855

2856

2857

2858

2859

2860

2861 part

2862 part

2928

2929

2930

2931

2932

2933 part

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 91 blocks (87 full blocks and four part blocks).

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, V21-1 was known to intersect the West Tasmania Canyons key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 


 

Release Area V21-2

Otway Basin, Nelson Sub-basin, Victoria

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

2407 part

2408 part

2409

2410

2411

2412

2413

2479 part

2480

2481

2482

2483

2484

2485

2550 part

2551 part

2552

2553

2554

2555

2556

2557

2621 part

2622 part

2623

2624

2625

2626

2627

2628

2629

2630

2631

2632

2633

2693 part

2694

2695

2696

2697

2698

2699

2700

2701

2702

2703

2704

2705

2706

2707

2766

2767

2768

2769

2770

2771

2772

2773

2774

2775

2776

2777

2778

2779

2841

2842

2843

2844

2845

2846

2847

2848

2849

2850

2851

2915

2916

2917

2918

2919

2920

2921

2922

2923

2924

2925

2926

2927

2989

2990

2991

2992

2993

2994

2995

2996

2997

2998

2999

3000

3001

3002

3003

3004 part

3062

3063

3064

3065

3066

3067

3068

3069

3070

3071

3072

3073

3074

3075 part

3076 part

3136

3137

3138

3139

3140

3141

3142

3143

3144

3145

3146 part

3147 part

3210

3211

3212

3213

3214

3215

3216

3217 part

3218 part

3284

3285

3286

3287

3288 part

3289 part

3358

3359 part

3360 part

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 149 blocks (130 full blocks and 19 part blocks).

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, V21-2 was known to intersect the West Tasmania Canyons key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

Release Area V21-3

Otway Basin, Shipwreck Trough, Victoria

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

2365 part

2366 part

2437

2438 part

2439 part

2440 part

2509

2510

2511

2512

2580

2581

2582

2583

2584

2652

2653

2654

2655

2656

2657

2725

2726

2727

2728

2729

2795 part

2796 part

2797 part

2798 part

2799 part

2800 part

2801 part

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 33 blocks (21 full blocks and 12 part blocks).

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area V21-4

Gippsland Basin, Victoria

Map Sheet SJ55 (Melbourne)

2080

2081

2082

2083

2152

2153

2154

2155

2224

2225

2226

2227

2295

2296

2297

2298

2299

2367

2368

2369

2370

2371

2439

2440

2441

2442

2443

2511

2512

2513

2514

2515

Assessed to contain 32 full blocks.

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, V21-4 was known to intersect the Upwelling East of Eden and Big Horseshoe Canyon key ecological features.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area V21-5

Gippsland Basin, Victoria

Map Sheet SJ55 (Melbourne)

2578

2579

2580

2581

2582

2583

2584

2650

2651

2652

2653

2654

2655

2656

2722

2723

2724

2725

2726

2727

2728

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 21 full blocks.

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area T21-1

Otway Basin, Nelson Sub-basin, Tasmania

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

2792 part

2864

2936

2937

3008

3009

3010

3081

3082

3083

3084

3085

3153

3154

3155

3156

3157

3158

3226

3227

3228

3231

3298

3299

3300

3301

3303

3372

3373

3374

3375

3444

3445

3446

3447

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SK54 (King Island)

0060

0061

0062

0063

Assessed to contain 39 blocks (38 full blocks and one part block).

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Marine Parks

At the time of gazettal, T21-1 was known to intersect the Zeehan Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, T21-1 was known to intersect the West Tasmania Canyons key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area T21-2

Otway Basin, Nelson Sub-basin, Tasmania

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

2790 Part

2791 Part

2861 Part

2862 Part

2863

2932 Part

2933 Part

2934

2935

3004 Part

3005

3006

3007

3075 Part

3076 Part

3077

3078

3079

3080

3147 Part

3148

3149

3150

3151

3152

3219

3220

3221

3222

3223

3224

3225

3291

3292

3293

3294

3295

3296

3297

3366

3367

3368

3369

3370

3371

3438

3439

3440

3441

3442

3443

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SK54 (King Island)

0055

0056

0057

0058

0059

0127

0128

0129

0130

0131

0132

0133

0134

0201

0202

0203

0204

0205

0206

0273

0274

0275

0276

0277

0278

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 76 blocks (66 full blocks and ten part blocks).

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Marine Parks

At the time of gazettal, T21-2 was known to intersect the Zeehan Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, T21-2 was known to intersect the West Tasmania Canyons key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area T21-3

Otway Basin, Nelson Sub-basin, Tasmania

Map Sheet SJ54 (Hamilton)

3146 part

3217 part

3218 part

3288 part

3289 part

3290

3359 part

3360 part

3361

3362

3363

3364

3365

3432

3433

3434

3435

3436

3437

 

 

 

 

 

Map Sheet SK54 (King Island)

0049

0050

0051

0052

0053

0054

0121

0122

0123

0124

0125

0126

0194

0195

0196

0197

0198

0199

0200

0267

0268

0269

0270

0271

0272

0339

0340

0341

0342

0343

0344

0413

0414

0415

0486

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 54 blocks (47 full blocks and seven part blocks).

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Marine Parks

At the time of gazettal, T21-3 was known to intersect the Zeehan Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

Release Area T21-4

Sorell Basin, Tasmania

Map Sheet SK54 (King Island)

0345

0346

0347

0348

0349

0350

0351

0416

0417

0418

0419

0420

0421

0422

0423

0487

0488

0489

0490

0491

0492

0493

0494

0495

0496

0559

0560

0561

0562

0563

0564

0565

0566

0567

0568

0632

0633

0634

0635

0636

0637

0638

0639

0640

0641

0706

0707

0708

0709

0710

0711

0712

0713

0781

0782

0783

0784

0785

0853

0854

0855

0856

0857

0926

0927

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assessed to contain 65 full blocks.

 

Seismic survey data

Potential bidders should note that recent seismic data over this area is available on Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims). Bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate a more targeted exploration work bid.

 

Marine Parks

At the time of gazettal, T21-4 was known to intersect the Zeehan Marine Park which is a Multiple Use zone (IUCN V1).

 

Biologically Important Areas

At the time of gazettal, T21-4 was known to intersect the West Tasmania Canyons key ecological feature.

 

Public consultation comments

Potential investors should note public consultation comments in relation to this area at https://consult.industry.gov.au/offshore-exploration/2021-acreage-release-consultation/consultation/published_select_respondent

 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

 

When preparing a bid and planning exploration, explorers should:

·         carefully consider the relevant maritime boundaries and international treaties

·         take all relevant advice to inform decision-making.

 

Marine Parks and Biologically Important Areas (BIA)

Investors should note that some of the gazetted areas overlap marine parks and key ecological features. For more information in relation to these areas please refer to https://www.environment.gov.au/marine/marine-species/bias

and https://parksaustralia.gov.au/marine/management/

 

Foreign Investment Review Board

International investors may need to seek approval from the Australian Treasurer. See the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) website (https://firb.gov.au/) for more information. If FIRB approval is not available at the time of submission, it will need to be provided separately before any new acreage will be awarded.

 

Seismic survey data

Investors are encouraged to consider all available seismic data to determine if further seismic acquisition is necessary in an area and to form a more targeted work program bid. Geoscience Australia’s National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System (www.ga.gov.au/nopims) is available and bidders are strongly encouraged to consider this data to formulate an exploration work program.

 

 

APPLICATIONS

 

In accordance with subsection 104(3) of the Act, applications must be accompanied by details of:

 

a.      the applicant’s proposals for work and expenditure in relation to the block or blocks specified in the application;

b.     the technical qualifications of the applicant and of the applicant’s employees;

c.      the technical advice available to the applicant; and

d.     the financial resources available to the applicant.

 

For further details of the expectations of the Joint Authorities in relation to the content of applications and used as the criteria for ranking of competing applicants in accordance with section 106 of the Act, please refer to the Offshore Petroleum Exploration Guideline: Work-bid available at https://www.nopta.gov.au/guidelines-and-factsheets/index.html.

 

 

FEE

 

An application must be accompanied by the appropriate application fee and evidence of payment. The amount of the fee is prescribed in Schedule 6 of the RMA regulations[1]. Details on how to pay the prescribed fee are on NOPTA’s website.

 

If paying by cheque, please write the full company name and Australian Business Number of each applicant and work-bid release area number on the back of the bank cheque. Cheques should be made payable to ‘NOPTA – Commonwealth of Australia’.

 

If paying by electronic funds transfer, please make payment to the following account:

 

Bank Name

Reserve Bank of Australia

Account Name

Dept of Industry Science Energy and Resources Official Administered Receipts Account Resources (RET)

BSB

092-009

Account Number

119585

Swift Code

RSBKAU2S

 

 

SUBMISSION OF APPLICATIONS

 

The application must be on the prescribed application form and signed by all applicants and in accordance with section 127 of the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). The application form is available for download from the NOPTA website at http://www.nopta.gov.au/forms/forms.html.

 

One bound paper copy and one electronic copy in text search format (on DVD, CD or USB) of the application, together with evidence of payment of the application fee, must be submitted to the NOPTA in the following manner:

 

·         the application should be sealed and clearly marked as “Application for Area [Release Area Number as appropriate] Commercial-in-Confidence” and

·         this envelope or package should then be enclosed in a plain covering envelope or package and delivered by hand (couriers accepted) to the below address:

 

To submit an application please make an appointment with the NOPTA by emailing titles@nopta.gov.au or phoning 08 6424 5317. 

 

Please check the NOPTA website prior to submitting an application for further updates on submissions.

 

 

Location

Address

Date

Perth Office

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Level 8, Alluvion Building

58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth WA 6000

+61 8 6424 5317

Thursday
3 March 2022

4:00 pm (AWST)

 

Melbourne Office

National Offshore Petroleum Titles Administrator

Level 25, 140 William Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

+61 3 8199 0300

Thursday
3 March 2022

4:00 pm (AEDT)

 



[1] Please note that application fees are subject to change. Applicants should refer to the application fee stated in Schedule 6, Part 1 of the Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Resource Management and Administration) Regulations 2011 or confirm with NOPTA prior to submitting an application https://www.nopta.gov.au/_documents/schedule-of-fees.pdf)