This map shows areas currently licensed for onshore oil and gas exploration and the outline of the area due to go out to tender for licensing in early 2013.
Two important things to note:
- PEDL (Petroleum Exploration and Development License) boundaries are approximate
- unconventional gas extraction (such as coalbed methane and shale) may not be planned in all licensed areas. Some areas will be for conventional projects (i.e. significantly fewer wells per project, and unlikely to involve fracking).