Quarterly statistics for petroleum industry

9 April 2003

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Highlights of activity in the petroleum exploration industry are included in the 4th Quarter Petroleum Industry Statistics.

This publication also includes preliminary statistics for wells and metres drilled, seismic survey line and square kilometres recorded and rig activity from 1 October to 31 December 2002.

Geoscience Australia compiles these statistics using data from various sources including the petroleum exploration industry and State and Northern Territory Departments of Mines.

Highlights in the 2002 Fourth Quarter include:

  • two offshore gas and two offshore oil discoveries; and
  • one onshore oil discovery and two onshore gas discoveries.

Geoscience Australia provides research and advice to government and industry on petroleum prospects, reserves and potential in Australian territory. Read about our marine and petroleum programs.

Topic contact: media@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 4, 2013