Table 2 - McKelvey classification estimates by basin as at 1 January 2007

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Category Basin Crude Oil Condensate LPG Sales gas
GL million
barrels
GL million
barrels
GL million
barrels
Bcm Tcf
Economic
Demonstrated
Resources
Adavale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amadeus 1 4 0 1 0 0 8 0
Bass 1 7 2 13 2 12 7 0
Bonaparte 7 45 75 472 56 353 304 11
Bowen 1 7 0 1 0 3 11 0
Canning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carnarvon 98 616 139 874 118 745 1864 66
Cooper 3 16 2 14 4 26 25 1
Eromanga 8 52 0 1 0 0 1 0
Gippsland 38 238 18 111 26 160 179 6
Gunnedah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otway 0 0 2 15 0 0 45 2
Perth 4 24 0 2 0 0 1 0
Surat 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Warburton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 161 1011 239 1504 207 1300 2446 86
Previous 171 1078 258 1624 214 1348 2434 86
Subeconomic
Demonstrated
Resources
Amadeus 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bass 1 6 5 30 7 47 7 0
Bonaparte 19 118 15 93 0 0 541 19
Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Browse 2 14 106 668 70 438 872 31
Canning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carnarvon 65 407 20 128 0 0 594 21
Cooper 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0
Eromanga 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gippsland 8 49 4 24 1 3 35 1
Otway 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0
Perth 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Surat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Warburton 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 95 595 150 945 78 489 2084 74
Previous 95 599 146 917 78 488 1884 67
Economic and
subeconomic
Demonstrated
Resources
Grand Total 255 1606 389 2449 284 1788 4530 160
Previous Total 267 1678 404 2541 292 1836 4318 152

Notes

Economic Demonstrated Resources are resources judged to be economically extractable and for which the quantity and quality are computed partly from specific measurements and partly from extrapolation for a reasonable distance on geological evidence.

Subeconomic Demonstrated Resources are similar to Economic Demonstrated Resources in terms of certainty of occurrence and, although considered to be potentially economic in the foreseeable future, these resources are judged to be subeconomic at present.

For traditional petroleum industry classification see Reserves Table 1.

Previous totals refer to revised estimates of resources for the previous year.

Topic contact: petroleum@ga.gov.au Last updated: May 31, 2012