AUSTRALIA SEEKS BIDS ON MORE OFFSHORE TRACTS
Australia has asked for bids on 13 exploration permits off its west, north, and south coasts. Included in Australia's second acreage release this year are: Ten permits off Western Australia-five in the Browse basin, two in the Carnarvon basin, and three in the Eyre subbasin. Two permits in the Bonaparte and Browse basins in the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands. One permit in the Otway basin off Tasmania.