Discoveries Table 3 - Significant Australian Offshore Discoveries, to end 2009

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The listing of a 'discovery' in this table is a reflection of company classification and should not be interpreted as a finalised Geoscience Australia classification. Current status is determined at the date of the last titles publication, usually in April.

Discovery Discovery Operator Discovered* Produced** Basin(s) Type
Barracouta Esso 31-May-65 Mar\69 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Marlin Esso 03-Feb-66 Nov\69 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Bass Esso 29-Mar-67 n.p. Bass Gas
Kingfish Esso 29-May-67 Apr\71 Gippsland Oil
Pecten Shell 04-Jun-67 n.p. Otway Gas
Golden Beach Burmah 17-Jul-67 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Halibut Esso 29-Aug-67 Mar\70 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Dolphin Esso 21-Nov-67 Jan\90 Gippsland Oil
Perch Esso 02-May-68 Jan\90 Gippsland Oil
Tuna Esso 07-May-68 May\79 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Flounder Esso 28-Sep-68 Dec\84 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Legendre Burmah 31-Oct-68 May\01 Carnarvon Oil
Snapper Esso 09-Dec-68 Jul\81 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Gage Roads WAPET 24-Jan-69 n.p. Perth Oil
Bream Esso 16-Apr-69 Mar\88 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Mackerel Esso 23-Apr-69 Dec\77 Gippsland Oil
Flathead Esso 26-May-69 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Flinders Shoal WAPET 09-Jul-69 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Flag WAPET 30-Jan-70 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Pelican (Esso) Esso 24-Apr-70 n.p. Bass Gas
Pepper WAPET 03-May-70 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Batfish Esso 27-May-70 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Emperor Esso 29-Jun-70 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Cormorant Esso 27-Jul-70 n.p. Bass Oil and Gas
Leveque Burmah 01-Sep-70 n.p. Browse Gas
Petrel Arco 08-Nov-70 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Scott Reef Burmah 26-May-71 n.p. Browse Gas
North Rankin Burmah 25-Jun-71 Jun\84 Carnarvon Gas
Tern Arco 04-Jul-71 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Rankin Burmah 23-Sep-71 Dec\01 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Goodwyn Burmah 25-Nov-71 Feb\95 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Flamingo Arco 30-Nov-71 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Angel Burmah 11-Jan-72 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Puffin Arco 08-Jun-72 Oct\07 Bonaparte Oil
Penguin Arco 23-Jul-72 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Iago WAPET 28-Jul-72 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Nannygai Esso 31-Jul-72 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Eider Arco 16-Sep-72 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Poonboon Esso 29-Sep-72 n.p. Bass Gas
Eaglehawk Woodside 13-Dec-72 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
West Tryal Rocks WAPET 18-Dec-72 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Swan Arco 30-Jan-73 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Sole Shell 05-Feb-73 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Rosemary Woodside 26-Mar-73 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Egret Woodside 12-May-73 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Dockrell Woodside 17-Aug-73 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Yampi Woodside 16-Sep-73 n.p. Browse Oil
Lambert Woodside 23-Jan-74 Oct\97 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Sunfish Esso 01-Mar-74 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Hampton Woodside 17-Apr-74 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Aroo Hematite 19-Apr-74 n.p. Bass Gas
Heywood Woodside 27-Jun-74 n.p. Browse minor oil
Lombardina Woodside 16-Jul-74 n.p. Browse minor gas
Sunrise Woodside 15-Aug-74 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Troubadour Woodside 15-Aug-74 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Griffin WAPET 19-Sep-74 Jan\94*** Carnarvon Oil
Curlew Arco 13-Jan-75 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Blackback Esso 01-Sep-75 Jun\99 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Spar WAPET 01-Sep-76 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Haycock Woodside 07-Apr-77 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
East Swan Arco 23-Mar-78 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Koolinda WAPET 31-Mar-78 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Seahorse Esso 31-Aug-78 Sep\90 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Zeewulf Esso 27-Apr-79 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Investigator Esso 11-Jul-79 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Jupiter (Phillips) Phillips 14-Oct-79 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Resolution Esso 08-Nov-79 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Brecknock Woodside 09-Nov-79 n.p. Browse Gas
Scarborough Esso 09-Dec-79 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Vinck Esso 16-Mar-80 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Eendracht Esso 29-May-80 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Buffon Woodside 17-Jun-80 n.p. Browse Gas
Zeepaard Esso 16-Oct-80 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Sirius (Esso) Esso 02-Dec-80 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Brewster Woodside 08-Dec-80 n.p. Browse Gas
Gorgon WAPET 11-Jan-81 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Saturn Phillips 28-Jan-81 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
West Seahorse Hubday 21-Oct-81 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Yellowtail Esso 01-Nov-81 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Patricia\Baleen Hubday 17-Nov-81 Apr\03 Gippsland Gas
Tarwhine Esso 28-Dec-81 May\90 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Sperm Whale Hubday 07-Jan-82 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Rosily WAPET 30-Apr-82 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Bowers WAPET 14-Aug-82 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Novara Esso 25-Oct-82 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Wirrah Esso 18-Nov-82 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
South Pepper Mesa 12-Dec-82 Jan\88*** Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Omeo Aust Aquitaine 01-Feb-83 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Bambra Occidental 02-Feb-83 Oct\05 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Wilcox Woodside 17-Feb-83 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Whiting Esso 05-Apr-83 Oct\89 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Volador Shell 16-Apr-83 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Hermes Phillips 20-Apr-83 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Emma Occidental 27-Apr-83 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Basker Shell 12-Jun-83 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
North Herald Mesa 19-Jun-83 Dec\87*** Carnarvon Oil
Luderick Esso 24-Jun-83 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Chervil Mesa 02-Aug-83 Aug\89 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Jabiru BHP 25-Sep-83 Aug\86 Bonaparte Oil
Caswell Woodside 28-Oct-83 n.p. Browse Oil and Gas
Bignose Shell 30-Oct-83 n.p. Gippsland Gas
South Chervil Wesminco 19-Nov-83 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Harriet Occidental 22-Nov-83 Jan\86 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Basil Wesminco 23-Dec-83 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Echuca Shoals Woodside 24-Feb-84 n.p. Browse Gas
Manta Shell 20-Mar-84 Feb\07 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Veilfin Esso 30-Mar-84 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Dixon Woodside 26-May-84 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Outtrim Esso 02-Jul-84 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Talisman Marathon 24-Aug-84 Jan\89*** Carnarvon Oil
Challis BHP 23-Oct-84 Dec\89 Bonaparte Oil
Grunter Esso 11-Nov-84 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Swift BHP 04-Jan-85 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Elder Wesminco 29-May-85 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Saladin WAPET 19-Jun-85 Dec\89 Carnarvon Oil
Whiptail Esso 09-Aug-85 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Yolla Amoco 21-Aug-85 Sep\06 Bass Oil and Gas
Angelfish Esso 16-Dec-85 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Skua BHP 26-Dec-85 Dec\91*** Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Campbell Bond 16-Feb-86 Jul\92 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Leatherjacket Esso 27-Feb-86 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Orpheus Bond 20-Mar-86 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Kipper Esso 28-Mar-86 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Eclipse BHP 03-Jul-86 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Avocet Bond 27-Aug-86 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Forestier Woodside 14-Sep-86 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Remora Esso 21-May-87 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Asterias BHP 07-Sep-87 n.p. Browse minor oil
Rosette Bond 09-Oct-87 Apr\88 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Gryphaea BHP 16-Nov-87 n.p. Browse minor oil
Oliver BHP 24-Dec-87 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Montara BHP 26-Apr-88 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Pengana BHP 06-May-88 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Cassini BHP 18-Jul-88 Dec\89 Bonaparte Oil
Evans Shoal BHP 18-Aug-88 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Lorikeet BHP 28-Aug-88 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Bilyara BHP 13-Sep-88 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Torsk Esso 10-Nov-88 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Kalyptea BHP 06-Feb-89 n.p. Browse Gas
Mulloway Esso 18-Feb-89 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Paqualin BHP 19-Feb-89 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Wanaea Woodside 10-Apr-89 Nov\95 Carnarvon Oil
Angler Petrofina 13-May-89 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Chinook\Scindian BHP 27-Jun-89 Jan\94*** Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Anemone Petrofina 15-Jul-89 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Sweetlips Esso 08-Aug-89 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Rivoli Minora 06-Sep-89 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Discorbis BHP 07-Nov-89 n.p. Browse minor oil
Judith Shell 16-Nov-89 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Talbot Santos 28-Nov-89 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Cowle WAPET 18-Dec-89 Apr\91 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Cossack Woodside 06-Jan-90 Nov\95 Carnarvon Oil
Maple BHP 10-Jan-90 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Keeling Norcen 11-Jan-90 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Roller WAPET 19-Jan-90 Mar\94 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Sinbad Hadson 25-Mar-90 Jul\92 Carnarvon Gas
Archer Petrofina 27-Mar-90 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Gummy Shell 02-Jun-90 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Birch BHP 01-Aug-90 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Delamere BHP 20-Aug-90 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Venture WAPET 24-Sep-90 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Tahbilk BHP 01-Dec-90 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Minden BHP 17-May-91 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Caretta Lasmo 24-May-91 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Wandoo Ampol 15-Jun-91 Oct\93 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Leatherback Lasmo 21-Jun-91 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Tanami Hadson 08-Jul-91 Oct\91 Carnarvon Oil
Halcyon Lasmo 29-Jul-91 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Skate WAPET 08-Nov-91 Mar\94 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Productus Mobil 10-Dec-91 n.p. Browse minor gas
Maret Norcen 22-Jan-92 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Moonfish Esso 21-Jun-92 Jul\97 Gippsland Oil and Gas
Maitland Wesminco 09-Sep-92 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Fishburn BHP 22-Oct-92 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Macedon\Pyrenees BHP 31-Oct-92 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Ulidia Hadson 23-Nov-92 Jan\07 Carnarvon Gas
Troas BHP 26-Nov-92 n.p. Otway Gas
La Bella BHP 08-Feb-93 n.p. Otway Gas
East Spar Wesminco 29-Mar-93 Oct\96 Carnarvon Gas
Marri Ampol 29-Mar-93 n.p. Perth Oil and Gas
Minerva BHP 04-Apr-93 Jan\05 Otway Gas
Nebo Kufpec 14-May-93 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Stag Hadson 18-Jun-93 May\98 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Australind WAPET 19-Sep-93 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Santa Cruz Command 08-Nov-93 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Rambler Sagasco 24-Dec-93 n.p. Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Elang BHP 05-Feb-94 Jul\98 Bonaparte Oil
Fohn Phillips 23-May-94 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Minotaur Marathon 11-Jul-94 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Alkimos Hadson 31-Aug-94 Sep\94*** Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Saffron Woodside 03-Oct-94 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Laminaria Woodside 09-Oct-94 Nov\99 Bonaparte Oil
Kakatua BHP 08-Dec-94 Jul\98 Bonaparte Oil
Chrysaor WAPET 13-Dec-94 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Bayu\Undan Phillips 03-Feb-95 Mar\04 Bonaparte Oil and Gas
Cycad Ampolex 25-Mar-95 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Gudgeon Esso 24-Apr-95 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Longtom BHP 24-May-95 Oct\09 Gippsland Gas
Austin Ampolex 08-Jun-95 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Gwydion BHP 08-Jun-95 n.p. Browse Oil and Gas
Wonnich Ampolex 31-Jul-95 Jul\99 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Ascalon Mobil 01-Sep-95 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Blencathra BHP 18-Sep-95 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Corallina Woodside 21-Dec-95 Nov\99 Bonaparte Oil
Antler Apache 23-Apr-96 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Elk Apache 01-May-96 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Jahal BHP 06-May-96 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Agincourt Apache 28-May-96 Aug\97 Carnarvon Oil
Lynx Woodside 27-Sep-96 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Buffalo BHP 27-Sep-96 Dec\99*** Bonaparte Oil
Ridley Apache 28-Sep-96 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Nimrod BHP 07-Oct-96 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Buller BHP 13-Dec-96 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Cornea Shell 07-Jan-97 n.p. Browse Oil and Gas
Cherring Mobil 09-Mar-97 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Woollybutt Mobil 23-Apr-97 Apr\03 Carnarvon Oil
Mutineer Santos 18-Jun-97 Mar\05 Carnarvon Oil
Tenacious Cultus 21-Jun-97 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Krill BHP 19-Jul-97 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Kelp Deep Mobil 29-Jul-97 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Reindeer Apache 26-Oct-97 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Psepotus Woodside 27-Feb-98 n.p. Browse Gas
Gipsy Apache 02-Mar-98 Feb\01 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Peck Apache 18-Mar-98 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Caspar BHP 21-Jun-98 n.p. Browse Gas
White Ibis Premier 23-Jun-98 n.p. Bass Gas
Focus Shell 11-Jul-98 n.p. Browse Oil and Gas
Rose Apache 15-Jul-98 Jun\05 Carnarvon Gas
Bluff BHP 21-Jul-98 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Sparkle Shell 23-Jul-98 n.p. Browse Oil
John Brookes Mobil 02-Sep-98 Sep\05 Carnarvon Gas
Adele Shell 09-Oct-98 n.p. Browse Gas
Chuditch Shell 01-Nov-98 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Vincent Woodside 26-Dec-98 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Webley Woodside 19-Jan-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Windsor Apache 07-Mar-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Bennet Apache 13-Mar-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Sage Apache 25-Mar-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Enfield Woodside 05-Apr-99 Jul\06 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Columba Nippon 26-Apr-99 n.p. Browse Gas
Circinus Nippon 09-Jun-99 n.p. Browse Gas
North Marra Apache 08-Jul-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Geryon WAPET 15-Sep-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Orthrus WAPET 15-Oct-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
North Gipsy Apache 28-Oct-99 Feb\01*** Carnarvon Oil
Cuttlefish Amity 29-Oct-99 n.p. Gippsland Oil and Gas
Cadell Apache 07-Nov-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Nasutus Apache 16-Nov-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Narvik Apache 28-Nov-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Monty Apache 19-Dec-99 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Coaster WAPET 26-Dec-99 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Josephine Apache 10-Jan-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Baker Apache 20-Jan-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Urania WAPET 11-Feb-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Scafell BHP 27-Feb-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Corvus Apache 21-Mar-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Maenad Chevron 28-Mar-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Padthaway BHP 09-Apr-00 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Oryx Apache 26-Apr-00 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Jansz Mobil 26-Apr-00 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Crux Nippon 04-May-00 n.p. Browse Gas
North Alkimos Apache 02-Jun-00 Jul\05 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Prometheus Kerr-McGee 07-Jun-00 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Simpson Apache 20-Jun-00 Mar\01 Carnarvon Oil
Linda Apache 18-Aug-00 Apr\04 Carnarvon Gas
Brecknock South Woodside 18-Aug-00 n.p. Browse Gas
Chamois Apache 28-Aug-00 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Argus BHP 14-Sep-00 n.p. Browse Gas
Tusk Apache 15-Sep-00 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Bandar Tap 18-Oct-00 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Laverda Woodside 27-Oct-00 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Abalone Japex 03-Nov-00 n.p. Browse Gas
Coleraine Phillips 21-Nov-00 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Saratoga Kerr-McGee 18-Dec-00 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Saucepan Nippon 02-Jan-01 n.p. Browse Gas
Lindsay Tap 06-Jan-01 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Audacious OMV 31-Jan-01 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Gibson Apache 27-Feb-01 Feb\02*** Carnarvon Oil
South Plato Apache 27-Feb-01 Feb\03 Carnarvon Oil
Kuda Tasi Woodside 16-Mar-01 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Thylacine Origin 18-May-01 Sep\07 Otway Gas
Corowa Santos 07-Jun-01 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Geographe Woodside 16-Jun-01 n.p. Otway Gas
East Pilchard Esso 02-Aug-01 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Blacktip Woodside 10-Aug-01 Sep\09 Bonaparte Gas
Errol Apache 02-Oct-01 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Gudrun Apache 08-Oct-01 Feb\04 Carnarvon Oil
Phrixus BHP 14-Nov-01 n.p. Browse minor oil and minor gas
Cliff Head Roc Oil 29-Dec-01 May\06 Perth Oil
Marabou Santos 31-Dec-01 n.p. Browse Gas
Double Island Apache 20-Jan-02 Feb\03 Carnarvon Oil
Pedirka Apache 24-Feb-02 Nov\02 Carnarvon Oil
Little Sandy Apache 17-Mar-02 Nov\02 Carnarvon Oil
Victoria Apache 24-Mar-02 Nov\02 Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Hoover Apache 03-Apr-02 Sep\03 Carnarvon Oil
Exeter Santos 14-Apr-02 Mar\05 Carnarvon Oil
Casino Santos 14-Sep-02 Feb\06 Otway Gas
Endymion Apache 11-Oct-02 Nov\02 Carnarvon Gas
Selene Apache 27-Oct-02 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Immortelle Apache 02-Dec-02 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Taunton Apache 08-Dec-02 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Stybarrow BHP Billiton 20-Feb-03 Nov\07 Carnarvon Oil
Scallop Esso 23-Feb-03 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Cyrano Tap 23-Mar-03 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Crackling South Tap 28-Mar-03 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Ravensworth BHP Billiton 22-Jul-03 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Ginger Apache 26-Aug-03 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Crosby BHP Billiton 09-Oct-03 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Monet Apache 17-Apr-04 Jun\04 Carnarvon Oil
Eskdale BHP Billiton 04-May-04 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Stickle BHP Billiton 15-May-04 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Harrison BHP Billiton 26-May-04 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Gungurru Apache 09-Jul-04 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Wheatstone ChevronTexaco 06-Aug-04 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Moby Bass Strait 11-Oct-04 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Martha Santos 30-Oct-04 n.p. Otway Gas
Trefoil Origin 24-Nov-04 n.p. Bass Gas
Altostratus Strike Oil 03-Dec-04 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Boojum Tap 23-Dec-04 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Katandra OMV 26-Dec-04 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Grayling Apache 12-Jan-05 n.p. Gippsland Gas
Hurricane Santos 19-Jan-05 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Falcone Woodside 20-Feb-05 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Albert Apache 11-Mar-05 Apr\05 Carnarvon Oil
Lauda OMV 01-Apr-05 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Black Watch Origin 05-Apr-05 n.p. Otway Gas
Romulus Apache 06-Apr-05 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Remus Apache 15-Apr-05 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Halladale Origin 21-Apr-05 n.p. Otway Gas
Vesta Eni 02-Jun-05 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Mohave Apache 17-Jul-05 Jul\05 Carnarvon Oil
Henry Santos 20-Jul-05 n.p. Otway Gas
Caldita ConocoPhillips 25-Aug-05 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Jane Apache 27-Aug-05 n.p. Carnarvon Oil and Gas
Artreus Apache 15-Sep-05 Sep\05 Carnarvon Oil
Highgrove Apache 03-Oct-05 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Kultarr Apache 29-Nov-05 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Firebird ConocoPhillips 08-Dec-05 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Scimitar Nexus 06-Jan-06 n.p. Gippsland Oil
Zephyrus Apache 18-Apr-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Amulet Tap 04-Jun-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Pemberton Woodside 25-Jun-06 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Chandon Chevron 01-Jul-06 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Evans Shoal South Santos 11-Jul-06 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Clio Chevron 21-Aug-06 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Libris Apache 05-Sep-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Gaius Apache 28-Sep-06 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Barossa ConocoPhillips 13-Oct-06 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
West Cycad Apache 03-Nov-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Gobi Apache 13-Nov-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
South Gibson Apache 17-Nov-06 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Brocket Apache 14-Feb-07 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Julimar Apache 21-Mar-07 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Frankland Roc Oil 18-Apr-07 n.p. Perth Gas
Perseverance Roc Oil 20-May-07 n.p. Perth Gas
Dunsborough Roc Oil 08-Jun-07 n.p. Perth Oil and Gas
Thebe BHP Billiton 15-Jul-07 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Fletcher Santos 14-Aug-07 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Brunello Apache 28-Aug-07 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Marina Drillsearch 30-Sep-07 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Heron MEO 26-Dec-07 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Brulimar Apache 09-Jan-08 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Kitan Eni 06-Feb-08 n.p. Bonaparte Oil
Blackwood MEO 02-Mar-08 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Glencoe Hess 21-Jun-08 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Briseis Hess 17-Jul-08 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Mimia Inpex 18-Jul-08 n.p. Browse Gas
Nimblefoot Hess 31-Aug-08 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Okapi Apache 03-Dec-08 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Libra Shell 03-Dec-08 n.p. Browse Gas
Martell Woodside 21-Feb-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Kentish Knock Chevron 21-Mar-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Guardian Chevron 31-Mar-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Concerto Shell 03-Apr-09 n.p. Browse Gas
Poseidon ConocoPhillips 28-Apr-09 n.p. Browse Gas
Balnaves Apache 10-May-09 n.p. Carnarvon Oil
Great Auk Sinopec 12-May-09 n.p. Bonaparte Gas
Octans Shell 28-Jun-09 n.p. Browse Gas
Burnside Santos 31-Jul-09 n.p. Browse Gas
Achilles Chevron 17-Sep-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Satyr Chevron 31-Oct-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Eris Woodside 04-Nov-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas
Yellowglen Chevron 10-Dec-09 n.p. Carnarvon Gas

Notes

* Total depth date of discovery well

** Approximate, where available

***Abandoned

n.p. Not Producing

NOTES:

Barracouta was discovered by the renamed Gippsland Shelf 2 well

Marlin includes Turrum and North Turrum

Kingfish includes West Kingfish (produced Dec-82)

Halibut includes Cobia (produced Jun-79) and Fortescue (produced Sep-83)

Mackeral includes South Mackerel

Rankin includes Echo/Yodel, Dockerell, Sculptor and Keast

Griffin field was discovered by the Hilda 1A well and includes Ramillies

Blackback field was discovered by the Hapuku 1 well and includes Terakihi

Saladin includes Yammaderry

Macedon/Pyrenees field was discovered by the West Murion 3 well

North Rankin includes Perseus, Athena, Capella, Perseus South and Searipple

Brewster includes Ichthys, Dinichthys, Gorgonichthys, Titanichthys, Prelude and Tocatta

Bayu/Undan includes Hingkip and Trulek

Scott Reef is now called Torosa and Brecknock South is now called Calliance by the operator

Cornea includes the Macula and Stirrup discoveries

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