Table 1 - Petroleum Reserves Estimates by Basin, as at 1 January 2009

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Category Basin Crude Oil Condensate LPG Sales gas
GL million
barrels
GL million
barrels
GL million
barrels
Bcm Tcf
Category 1 Adavale 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Amadeus 0.62 3.89 0.30 1.91 0.03 0.20 8.37 0.30
Bass 0.00 0.00 1.88 11.81 1.71 10.74 6.16 0.22
Bonaparte 11.58 72.85 19.14 120.41 15.74 99.00 75.55 2.67
Bowen 1.03 6.47 0.30 1.89 0.34 2.14 10.91 0.39
Canning 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Carnarvon 82.86 521.18 72.06 453.21 72.94 458.78 524.30 18.52
Cooper 2.49 15.64 2.39 15.00 4.37 27.48 19.63 0.69
Eromanga 6.30 39.59 0.06 0.40 0.03 0.20 0.25 0.01
Gippsland 33.24 209.09 14.64 92.09 23.91 150.38 145.57 5.14
Gunnedah 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.30 0.01
Otway 0.00 0.00 1.22 7.65 0.00 0.00 26.29 0.93
Perth 1.95 12.29 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.39 0.01
Surat 0.09 0.55 0.02 0.13 0.01 0.09 0.92 0.03
Total 140.16 881.55 112.01 704.53 119.08 749.01 818.64 28.92
Previous 139.12 875.04 115.96 729.39 122.46 770.22 821.35 29.01
                 
Category 2 Amadeus 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.37 0.01
Bass 2.11 13.28 4.70 29.56 7.40 46.54 7.42 0.26
Bonaparte 21.08 132.58 56.50 355.36 29.30 184.30 596.81 21.08
Bowen 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.04 0.01 0.04 0.44 0.02
Browse 2.16 13.59 169.97 1,069.05 52.52 330.33 951.04 33.59
Canning 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.18 0.01
Carnarvon 48.00 301.90 87.29 549.01 25.36 159.52 2148.94 75.89
Cooper 0.45 2.81 0.12 0.75 0.33 2.04 3.58 0.13
Eromanga 0.82 5.13 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Gippsland 12.73 80.09 5.63 35.39 0.48 3.00 76.87 2.71
Otway 0.00 0.00 0.98 6.17 0.00 0.00 13.07 0.46
Perth 0.05 0.30 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.50 0.79
Surat 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 87.40 549.68 325.20 2,045.33 115.40 725.77 3821.22 134.95
Previous 103.66 651.99 321.6 2022.77 146.53 921.66 3856.94 136.21
                 
Category 1+2 Grand Total 227.55 1431.23 437.23 2750.06 234.47 1474.8 4649.1 164.18
Previous Total 242.78 1527.04 437.56 2752.16 268.99 1691.89 4678.29 165.21

Notes

Category 1 comprises current reserves of those fields which have been declared commercial. It includes both proved and probable reserves.

Category 2 comprises estimates of recoverable reserves which have not yet been delcared commercially viable; they may be either geologically proved or are awaiting further appraisal.

For McKelvey resource classification see Reserves Table 2.

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

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