Past licensing rounds

Past licensing rounds

Round

Year

Blocks offered

Blocks applied for

Blocks awarded

Appns

Licences

Licence numbers

Licence terms (years)(f)

Next licence event as determined by licence provisions at issue(f)

1

1964

960

394

348

31

53

P001-P053

6+40

Expires September 2010

2

1965

1102

127

127

21

37

P054-P090

6+40

Expires November 2011

3

1970

157

117

106

34

37

P091-P127

6+40

Expires June to September 2016 and October 2017

4(a)

1971-2

436

286

282

259

118

P128-P245

6+40

Expires December 2017 to March 2018

5

1976-7

71

51

44

53

28

P259-P286

4+3+30

Expires November 2014 to August 2016

6

1978-9

46

46

42

55

26

P297-P322

4+3+30

Expires July 2016 to July 2017

7

1980-1

395

97

90

125

91

P325-P415

6+30

Expires December 2017 to October 2018

8(a)

1982-3

184

84

70

60

55

P417-P471

6+30

Expires January 2019 to May 2019

9(a)

1984-5

195

120

93

149

89

P477-P565

6+30

Expires January 2021 to June 2021

10

1986-7

127

61

51

75

51

P566-P616

6+30

Expires June 2023

11

1988-9

212

115

115

125

105

P617-P721

6+12+18

End of second term July 2007

12

1990-1

161

116

107

115

74

P722-P795

6+12+18

End of second term July 2009

13(b)

1990-1

117

66

66

13

6

P796-P801

9+15+24

End of second term July 2015

14

1992-3

484

128

110

97

79

P803-P881

6+12+18

End of second term March to July 2011

15

1994

81

34

29

25

20

P882-P901

6+12+18

End of second term September 2012

16

1994-5

164

82

79

61

45

P902-P946

6+12+18

End of second term July 2013

17

1996-7

275

127

114

32

25

P948-P972

3+6+15+24

Variable relinquishment 2006(c)

18

1998

602

82

78

43

47

P975-P1021

6+12+18

50% relinquishment December 2004

19

2000-1

44

12

12

13

8

P1023-P1030

6+12+18

50% relinquishment June 2007

20

2002

289

36

36

29

25

P1039-P1063

4+4+18

50% relinquishment July 2006

21

2003

611

211

138

70

89

P1064-P1152

4+4+18

50% relinquishment September 2007

22

2004

1039

164

162

76

96

P1159-P1253

4+4+18(e)
2+4+6+18(d)

End of Second Term November 2012
End of Third Term November 2016

23

2005

1329

274

259

135

151

P1254-P1404

4+4+18(e)
2+4+6+18(d)

End of Second Term December 2013
End of Second Term December 2011

24

2007

1411

255

246

147

150

P1406-P1555

4+4+18(e)
2+4+6+18(d)

End of Initial Term March 2011
End of Second Term March 2013

25

2009

2297

279

(x)

(x)

(x)

P1556-P1740

4+4+18(e)
6+6+18(d)

End of Initial February 2013
End of Initial February 2015

26

2010

2818

356

(x)

(x)

(x)

(x)

4+4+18(e)
6+6+18(d)

End of Initial February 2015
End of Initial February 2017

Notes

  • Licences issued other than in formal licensing rounds, including Segregation Licences and Out-of-Round Licences, are not included here.
  • One Licence number (P476) was allocated but not used. 
  • Since the 11th Round, licences have continued into final term only if development had already approved or imminent.
  • A single application may cover separated areas, leading to more than one licence, which is why licences awarded may outnumber applications.
  • "Blocks" includes parts of blocks.


Footnotes

(a) Five blocks offered in sealed-bid auction; the rest in standard way.
(b) Frontier round
(c) One third relinquishment if two or more wells drilled; two thirds if only one well drilled; all if no wells drilled.
(d) Frontier licences
(e) Traditional and/or Promote licences
(f) According to original terms of licences; subject therefore to subsequent circumstances and amendments
(x) Figures not yet available


Acreage offered

Note: We have tried to make the list as accurate as possible but the information seeks to cover several decades and we cannot guarantee total accuracy. Also, precise designations of acreage may be ambiguous when comparing different dates (for instance, 14/28b in 1990 may not have been the same area as it was in 1980; and it may have been offered earlier still as part of 14/28).


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