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1107.0.55.001 - Directory of Energy Statistics, 2000  
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Petroleum Exploration, Development and Production Statistics


Industry Assessment
Petroleum Resources Branch
Australian Geological Survey Organisation
GPO Box 378

Telephone: 02 6272 4837
Facsimile: 02 6272 4696


To provide upstream petroleum statistics including wells and metres drilled, expenditure, origin of funds and seismic survey activity.


Each year all operators, owners and interest holders of exploration and development petroleum titles both onshore and offshore Australia are requested to respond to a mail questionnaire (mailing list approximately 250). There is no legislative requirement to respond, and approximately 75 completed questionnaires from title operators, including joint venture partners, were returned in 1997.

Data detail

  • Onshore and offshore petroleum exploration and development activities
  • Onshore and offshore petroleum exploration, development and production expenditure and the estimated origin of these funds

    Geographic coverage

    Onshore and offshore Australia including the Territory of the Ashmore and Cartier Islands and Zone of Cooperation between Australia and Indonesia.

    Frequency of data availability

    Petroleum exploration and development activity data are available on a quarterly basis. Petroleum exploration, development and production expenditure data are available on an annual basis.

    For petroleum exploration and development activity, data is available for the quarters ending 31 March, 30 June, 30 September and 31 December. For petroleum exploration, development and production expenditure data is available for the years ending 31 December.

    Historical data

    Data are available from 1961.


  • Australian Petroleum Exploration and Development Activity
  • Oil and Gas Resources of Australia, 1998

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