Releases

24/08/2022

Bidding is now open for 10 areas across the Bonaparte, Browse, northern Carnarvon and Gippsland basins.

05/08/2022

Over 8,200 line kilometres of gravity and magnetic data enhanced to produce 1000 m grid cell size.

05/08/2022

Registration to attend the 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release webinar is now open. The event will stream on Wednesday 24 August at 1:30pm AEST.

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18/07/2022

Closed. Area nominations for the 2022 Offshore Greenhouse Gas Storage Acreage Release close 11:59 pm AEST Sunday 31 July 2022.

10/12/2021

Bidding is now closed: 5 release areas available for offshore greenhouse gas storage exploration.

15/11/2021

Regional interpretation and petroleum system modelling for the Deep-water Offshore Otway Basin

16/06/2021

7516 km new 2D PreSDM, 6,453 km reprocessed 2D PreSDM and 18,524 km reprocessed 2D PreSTM.

15/06/2021

Bidding is now open for 21 areas across six basins.

08/02/2021

Nominated areas for comment. Process will close the 8 March 2021.

26/08/2020

The 2020 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release shape file is now available on NOPIMS.

12/05/2020

Direct access to 10 new digitised logs available for wells drilled offshore in the Otway Basin.

04/05/2020

Consultation on potential areas for the 2020 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release is now open.

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20/11/2019

New 3D Petroleum System Model for the Exmouth Sub-Basin.

24/09/2019

Updated data package now available for Triassic Horizon Grids, Isochron Grids, and Fault Maps, central North West Shelf.

31/07/2019

Bidding is now open for the 2019 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release.

03/04/2019

Consultation on potential areas for the 2019 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release has now closed.

15/05/2018

We are pleased to present the latest developments made to the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System. These enhancements will improve users experience by providing access to over 50 years of data submission under various legislation (PSSA, PSLA, OPGSSA).

15/05/2018

The 2018 Acreage Release areas are now available in the National Offshore Petroleum Information Management System as polygon outlines.

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24/11/2017

NOPIMS now includes open file information related to Petroleum Mining Samples held at NOPDCR in Canberra.

04/05/2017

Geoscience Australia has won with NOPIMS, the National Archives of Australia's Award for Digital Excellence (Medium Agency Category).

01/06/2016

In 2015, Geoscience Australia undertook the acquisition and processing of a pre-competitive dataset, the Gippsland Southern Margin Infill 2D Seismic Survey, GA0352.

01/06/2016

Between November 2014 and January 2015, Geoscience Australia acquired 3 300km of new 2D seismic data in the northern Houtman Sub-basin.

01/06/2016

The latest release of the NOPIMS includes an improved user interface; additional and improved functionalities, such as cross multi browser compatibility, new higher quality maps with ArcGIS integration; the inclusion of web services; and integration with Geoscience Australia's Web Map Services (WMS).