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SA Petroleum Exploration Licences/Permits


This dataset and its metadata statement were supplied to the Bioregional Assessment Programme by a third party and are presented here as originally supplied.

Location of all current Exploration Licences/Permits issued under the Petroleum Act, 2000, Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act, 1982, or Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act, 1967 for the regulated resource or commodity of petroleum. Exploration Licences/Permits provide exclusive tenure rights to explore for the regulated resource or commodity of petroleum for a minimum of 5 or 6 years. Comment is sought on applications for Exploration Licences/Permits from numerous sources before granting. Exploration programs are subject to strict environmental and heritage conditions. Exploitation of identified resources must be made under separate petroleum production leases.


The dataset was developed to record information necessary for the administration of the Petroleum Act, 2000, Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act, 1982, and Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act, 1967.

Use: Used to supply government, industry and the general public with an up-to-date status and extent of petroleum exploration activities throughout the state.

Dataset History


Source Data History: Exploration Licences/Permits boundaries were sourced from the official Petroleum Register licence/permit documents. Licence/permit boundaries are legally defined to follow lines of latitude and longitude, based on potentially several geodetic datums.

Processing Steps: Coordinates entered by keyboard from licence/permit documents. Non GDA94 coordinates transformed into GDA94. Linework cleaned to remove duplicate arcs. Data adjusted for accurate state border and coastline. Where appropriate cadastral parcels removed from licence/permit polygons. Associated attribute data also captured from licence/permit documents.

Dataset Citation

SA Department of Primary Industries and Resources (2013) SA Petroleum Exploration Licences/Permits. Bioregional Assessment Source Dataset. Viewed 12 December 2018, http://data.bioregionalassessments.gov.au/dataset/f17f76af-fdad-4bdb-b8b2-c87d1a9d482e.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title SA Petroleum Exploration Licences/Permits
Type Dataset
Language eng
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/, (c) The Department for Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade, Resources and Energy, the Government of South Australia, Geoscientific Data, (Sourced in 2013), http://www.minerals.dmitre.sa.gov.au/geological_survey_of_sa/data
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/119d59af-f4ee-4ea4-a85e-2ee0f5e11e0f
Date Published 2016-03-23
Date Updated 2022-04-13
Contact Point
Bioregional Assessment Program
Temporal Coverage 2016-03-23 00:00:00
Geospatial Coverage POLYGON ((141 -38.5, 141 -26, 129 -26, 129 -38.5, 141 -38.5))
Jurisdiction South Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency Bioregional Assessment Program