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.

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

Competitive tender CLR2018-1

The Queensland Government has released 4 areas totalling approximately 672km2 via competitive tender with a cash component for coal exploration in Queensland's Bowen and Eromanga basins.

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

To access tender documentation and start the tender submission process:

  • Register on QTenders
  • Search for 'CLR20181'

Tender area codes and details

Note: Area CLR2018-1-4 in the Queensland Exploration Program has not been released as part of this tender.

Tender area code: CLR2018-1-1
Size: 35km2 (11 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 6km south of Clermont (Bowen Basin)
Commodity: Coal (coking)

Tender area code: CLR2018-1-2
Size: 6km2 (2 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 25km south of Clermont (Bowen Basin)
Commodity: Coal (coking)

Tender area code: CLR2018-1-3
Size: 16km2 (5 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 32km south of Clermont (Bowen Basin)
Commodity: Coal (coking)

Tender area code: CLR2018-1-5
Size: 615km2 (200 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 95km south of Charleville (Eromanga Basin)
Commodity: Coal (thermal)

Location of CLR2018-1-1, CLR2018-1-2 and CLR2018-1-3 areas (Bowen Basin)

Location of CLR2018-1-1, CLR2018-1-2 and CLR2018-1-3 areas (Bowen Basin)

Location of CLR2018-1-5 area (Eromanga Basin)

Location of CLR2018-1-1, CLR2018-1-2 and CLR2018-1-3 areas (Bowen Basin)

Competitive tender PLR2018-1B

The Queensland Government has released a new area via non-cash tender for petroleum and gas exploration in Queensland’s well-established Surat Basin.

The area totals 18 km2 and is subject to an Australian market supply condition under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, ensuring gas produced from this area is supplied exclusively to the domestic sector. In addition, a condition will be imposed to the effect that any gas produced must be supplied to an entity that is an Australian manufacturer.

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 adequate financial capabilities and the right skills to explore, develop and take the resources to market and drive growth in regional Queensland.

To access tender documentation and start the tender submission process:

  • Register on QTenders
  • Search for 'PLR20181B'

Tender area codes and details

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-2
Size: 18 km2 (6 sub-blocks)
Location: Location: Approx. 22 km south-west of Chinchilla
Commodity: Coal seam gas

Location of PLR2018-1B

Map of tender area

Competitive tender PLR2018-1A

The Queensland Government has released 10 areas totalling 6,636km2 via competitive non-cash tender for petroleum and gas exploration in Queensland's well-established Bowen and Surat basins.

Two of the areas, totalling 917km2, are subject to an Australian market supply condition under the Petroleum and Gas (Production and Safety) Act 2004, ensuring 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 adequate financial capabilities and the right skills to explore, develop and take the resources to market and drive growth in regional Queensland.

To access tender documentation and start the tender submission process:

  • Register on QTenders
  • Search for 'PLR20181A'

Tender area codes and details

Note: Area PLR2018-1-2 has been released as tender PLR2018-1B.

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-1 (Subject to an Australian market supply condition)
Size: 153km2 (50 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 11km south of Miles (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional and coal seam gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-3
Size:
1,044km2 (342 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 57km east of Surat (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-4 (Subject to an Australian Market Supply Condition)
Size: 764km2 (250 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 29km south of Miles (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional and coal seam gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-5
Size:
1,212km2 (398 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 56km south-east of Surat (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-6
Size:
442km2 (145 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 6km west of Tara (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-7
Size:
357km2 (117 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 2km south of Tara (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-8
Size:
384km2 (126 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 2km east of Tara (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-9
Size:
468km2 (154 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 35km south of Tara (Surat Basin)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-10
Size:
979km2 (323 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 66km south-west of Tara (Bowen and Surat basins)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Tender area code: PLR2018-1-11
Size:
833km2 (275 sub-blocks)
Location: Approx. 62km south of Tara (Surat Basin)
Commodity: Conventional oil and gas

Location of PLR2018-1A tender areas

Map of tender area

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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