TRACTS OFFERED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

South Australia has asked for bids on petroleum exploration licenses (PELs) covering 32,400 sq km in the eastern Officer basin. PELs are to be assigned to applicants submitting winning bids by Sept. 30 to the oil, gas, and coal division of the Department of Mines & Energy, South Australia (MESA), in Eastwood, S.A. The Officer basin is a virtually undrilled 375,000 sq km area, about the eastern one-third of which lies in western South Australia.

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