Current tenders

View the Queensland exploration program to see a schedule of tender releases until the end of 2019 or learn more about the tender process at competitive tendering for exploration.

Current areas open for exploration via a competitive tender are detailed below.

Petroleum and gas exploration – Bowen and Surat basins

We have released 11 areas via competitive non-cash tender for petroleum and gas exploration in Queensland's Bowen and Surat basins. The area totals 3742km2.

Two of the areas, totalling 1018km2 (306 sub-blocks), are subject to an Australian market supply condition, meaning gas produced from these areas is supplied exclusively to the domestic market.

Junior, mid-tier and new entrant explorers and producers are invited to apply to contribute to Queensland's diverse and efficient petroleum and gas industry.

Companies must have the adequate financial capabilities and the right skills to explore, develop and take the resources to the Australian market and drive growth.

Successful tenderers will be required to complete environmental and other legislative requirements before any tenure can be granted.

Tenders close at 2.30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on Thursday 8 August 2019.

How to tender

  1. Register on QTenders.
  2. Search for 'PLR20191'.

Read more about how to use the QTenders website.

Tender area codes and details

Tender area 1

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-1
Size: 1425km2 (456 sub-blocks)
Location: 40km south of Emerald (Drummond and Bowen basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas and conventional gas

Tender area 2

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-2 (Subject to an Australian market supply condition)
Size: 450km2 (144 sub-blocks)
Location: 61km south-east of Emerald (Drummond and Bowen basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas and conventional gas

Tender area 3

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-3 (Australian market supply condition)
Size: 568km2 (182 sub-blocks)
Location: 82km south of Emerald (Drummond and Bowen basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas and conventional gas

Tender area 4

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-4
Size: 77km2 (25 sub-blocks)
Location: 17km east of Injune (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas

Tender area 5

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-5
Size: 37km2 (12 sub-blocks)
Location: 29km south-east of Injune (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas

Tender area 6

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-6
Size: 24km2 (8 sub-blocks)
Location: 41km south-east of Injune (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas

Tender area 7

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-7
Size: 154km2 (50 sub-blocks)
Location: 32km south-east of Injune (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas

Tender area 8

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-8
Size: 753km2 (244 sub-blocks)
Location: 20km east of Taroom (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas and conventional gas

Tender area 9

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-9
Size: 12km2 (4 sub-blocks)
Location: 41km east of Roma (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Coal seam gas and conventional gas

Tender area 10

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-10
Size: 89km2 (29 sub-blocks)
Location: 67km east of Roma (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional gas and coal seam gas

Tender area 11

Tender area code: PLR2019-1-11
Size: 153km2 (50 sub-blocks)
Location: 9km west of Miles (Bowen/Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional gas and coal seam gas

Map of PLR2019-1 tender areas in Bowen and Surat Basin

Map of PLR2019-1 tender areas in Bowen and Surat Basin

Contact us

For more information about exploration opportunities and assistance, email resources-tenders@dnrme.qld.gov.au or phone +61 7 3096 6191.

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