Table 2 - McKelvey Classification 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
Economic
Demonstrated
Resources
Adavale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Amadeus 1 4 0 2 0 0 8 0
Bass 1 7 2 12 2 11 6 0
Bonaparte 18 115 61 385 45 283 280 10
Bowen 1 6 0 2 0 2 11 0
Browse 0 0 107 673 0 0 494 17
Canning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carnarvon 119 749 148 929 98 618 2098 74
Cooper 3 16 2 15 4 28 20 1
Eromanga 6 40 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gippsland 37 230 17 107 24 153 191 7
Gunnedah 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Otway 0 0 2 12 0 0 34 1
Perth 2 13 0 0 0 0 0 0
Surat 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Total 188 1181 339 2137 173 1095 3143 110
Previous 162 1020 230 1447 192 1206 2365 84
                 
Subeconomic
Demonstrated
Resources
Amadeus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bass 1 6 5 30 7 47 7 0
Bonaparte 14 90 14 91 0 0 392 14
Bowen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Browse 2 14 63 396 53 330 457 16
Canning 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Carnarvon 12 74 12 74 0 0 575 20
Cooper 0 2 0 0 0 2 3 0
Eromanga 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Gippsland 9 59 3 21 0 0 32 1
Otway 0 0 0 2 0 0 15 1
Perth 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 1
Surat 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 39 249 97 614 60 379 1504 53
Previous 81 507 208 1305 77 486 2313 82
                 
Economic and
subeconomic
Demonstrated
Resources
Grand Total 228 1431 437 2750 234 1475 4649 164
Previous Total 243 1527 438 2752 269 1692 4678 165

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