Distribution of Petroleum Resources in Australia
Australia: State of the Environment Technical Paper Series (Land Resources), Series 1
Sandra Radke, Victoria Passlow, Rob DeNardi and Steve le Poidivin
Department of the Environment, 1997
ISBN 0 642 25282 3
About the Technical Paper
Hydrocarbon occurrences have been reported in Australia since early settlement. However, significant commercial discoveries have only been made in the last 30 years. Factors controlling the production of petroleum are varied and may be classified as geological, regulatory, environmental, cultural and economic. Known resources can be classified according to status. These resources are mapped according to three criteria: petroleum type, production status and commercial status. Data are from several databases managed by the Bureau of Resource Sciences (BRS) and the Australian Geological Survey Organisation (AGSO).