Australian 2013 Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release - Round I awards

Source Press
Company Murphy Oil CorporationAWE LimitedCarnarvon Petroleum LimitedFinder Exploration Pty LtdENEOS Holdings, Inc.Mitsui & Co., Ltd.Origin Energy LimitedSantos Limited 
Tags Licensing Rounds, Deals, Upstream Activities
Date April 30, 2014

Thirty one blocks were offered as part of the federal offering of the Australia Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release for 2012 which opened in May 2013. The blocks span six basins, with the majority located offshore Western Australia in Commonwealth waters. 

Bid submissions for Round 1 of the 2013 acreage release closed on 21 November 2013. As of late April 2014, 7 of 20 release areas have been awarded for an initial term of 6 years.

2013 Australia Offshore Petroleum Exploration Acreage Release results 
Offer area  Exploration permit  Basin  Acreage (sqkm)  Permit holder 
AC13-4  AC/P57  Bonaparte  333  Murphy Australia Oil Pty Ltd (Operator 60%) 
Mitsui E&P Australia Pty Ltd (40%) 
V13-1  VIC/P69  Otway  1,458  Origin Energy Resources Ltd (Operator 100%) 
W13-9  WA 500P  North Carnarvon  2,171  FINDER No 7 Pty Ltd (Operator 100%) 
W13-10  WA 498P  North Carnarvon  81  Santos Offshore Pty Ltd (Operator 75%) 
JX Nippon Oil and Gas Exploration (Australia) Pty Ltd (25%) 
W13-12  WA 501P  North Carnarvon  80  Carnarvon Petroleum Limited (Operator 100%) 
W13-13  WA 499P  North Carnarvon  1,532  Apache Northwest Pty Ltd (Operator 100%) 
W13-18  WA 497P  North Carnarvon  559  AWE Limited (Operator 100%) 
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