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The Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan van Holst Pellekaan, has announced new acreage releases in the Cooper and Otway Basins.

Five (5) new petroleum exploration licences (PEL) in the Cooper Basin and three (3) new petroleum exploration licence (PEL) in the Otway Basin are being offered by the South Australian Government on the basis of work program bidding.

For more information:

NEW - Cooper Basin Release Acreage Blocks CO2019 A-E

NEW - Otway Basin Release acreage Block OT2019 A-C