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 tenders open for exploration are detailed below.

Petroleum land exploration opportunities in Queensland

We have released 10 new areas across a total of 33,177km2 via competitive tender for petroleum and gas exploration. The areas are located in Queensland’s Bowen, Surat, Adavale, Galilee and Millungera basins.

Four of the areas, totalling 10,818km2, will be 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.

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.

Tender opening and closing dates

  • Tender opens: 7 November 2019
  • Tender closes: 2.30pm (AEST), Thursday 13 February 2020

How to tender

  1. Register on QTenders.
  2. Search for 'PLR20192'.

Read more about how to use the QTenders website.

Successful tenderers will need to address the requirements of the Native Title Act 1993, complete environmental and other legislative requirements before any tenure can be granted.

Tender area codes and details

Tender area 1

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-1
Size:
7976km2  (2475 sub-blocks)
Location:
78km north-east of Cloncurry
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 2

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-2
Size:
4970km2  (1550 sub-blocks)
Location:
84km east of Cloncurry
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 3

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-3
Size:
7338km2  (2300 sub-blocks)
Location:
108km south-east of Cloncurry
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 4*

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-4
Size:
7796km2  (2500 sub-blocks)
Location:
Blackall (excluding the township)
Commodity:
Conventional and unconventional gas

Tender area 8*

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-8
Size:
2028km2 (644 sub-blocks)
Location:
70km north-east of Longreach
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional oil and gas

Tender area 9*

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-9
Size:
230km2 (75 sub-blocks)
Location:
75km east of Roma
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 10

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-10
Size:
330km2 (108 sub-blocks)
Location:
56km south-east of Roma
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 11*

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-11
Size:
764km2 (250 sub-blocks)
Location:
65km east of Surat
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional gas

Tender area 12

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-12
Size:
911km2 (300 sub-blocks)
Location:
80km south-east of Surat
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional oil and gas

Tender area 13

Tender area code: PLR2019-2-13
Size:
834km2 (275 sub-blocks)
Location:
100km south-east of Surat
Commodity:
Conventional and/or unconventional oil and gas

*Area subject to an Australian market supply condition

Map showing the location of PLR2019-2 tender areas.

Figure: Map of PLR2019-2 tender areas

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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