2022 release area maps

Last updated:7 June 2023

Maps of the 2022 Petroleum Acreage Release areas are available below. The 2022 Petroleum Acreage Release comprises 10 areas located across four sedimentary basins: the Bonaparte Basin, the Browse Basin, the Gippsland Basin and the Northern Carnarvon Basin. Work program bidding for the 2022 release areas will remain open until 2 March 2023. For more information on investing in offshore petroleum exploration, including the acreage release map booklet and diagrams, refer to the Department of Industry, Science and Resources.

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Offshore Petroleum Titles and Exploration Acreage Release Areas - Australia 2022 Digital Map

Webinar recording: 2022 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release

Download slides: Geological Context of the 2022 Offshore Acreage Release [PDF 10.6 MB]

Paper: Geological context of the 2022 Petroleum Acreage Release Areas

For information on the 2022 acreage release areas visit the Department of Industry, Science and Resources website. The release areas can also be viewed interactively via the Acreage Release persona on Geoscience Australia's Data Discovery Portal.