Current tenders

Current areas for competitive tender for exploration are listed below.

General information about the tender process can be found at competitive tendering for exploration.

You can also view maps of the releases in MinesOnlineMaps.

Please note:

  • Once connected, select 'I want to...Turn map data on/off'
  • Then, follow the file path Operational Layer > Permit Administration Areas > Advertised Areas.

You can also download the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data files for areas identified in the Annual Exploration Program (AEP) (before they are released as tenders) for petroleum and gas , minerals and coal via the Queensland Spatial website.

Areas open for competitive tender

Call for tenders for Authority to Prospect

The Queensland Government has released two prospective petroleum and gas areas via competitive non-cash tender for petroleum and gas exploration in Queensland’s Surat Basin.

To ensure the gas produced from the areas is supplied exclusively to the domestic market, the areas are subject to an Australian market supply condition under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004 (P&G Act).

This call for tenders opened on 6 September 2017 and will close at 2.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 8 December 2017.

Tender area 1

Tender code: PLR201718-1
Tender area code: PLR201718-1-1
Size: 77km2 (25 sub-blocks)
Location: Approximately 28 km north-west of the town of Miles (Surat Basin), Queensland, Australia
Commodity: Petroleum and gas (coal seam gas - CSG)
Prospectivity: Highly prospective for CSG within the highly productive CSG fairway of the Walloon Coal Measures. Adjacent to granted petroleum leases.

Tender area 2

Tender code: PLR201718-1
Tender area code: PLR201718-1-2
Size: 318km2 (104 sub-blocks)
Location: Approximately 17 km north of the town of Surat (Bowen and Surat Basins), Queensland, Australia
Commodity: Petroleum and gas (conventional gas/oil)
Prospectivity: Conventional field potential on the margin of the Roma Shelf. Moderate levels of exploration in the area and in the vicinity of production leases.

Figure 1: Petroleum and Gas exploration areas with an Australian market supply condition

Figure 1: Petroleum and Gas exploration areas with an Australian market supply condition

Further information

Contact us

For more information about exploration opportunities and assistance, email resources-tenders@dnrm.qld.gov.au or call +61 7 3199 7334.

You can also subscribe to our mailing list to be the first to know about competitive tendering updates, including upcoming exploration tender releases.