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To report a serious incident to DEM, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident reporting hotline on: (08) 8463 6666. For more information please visit the Compliance and Monitoring webpage | DEM-ERD has just released the first “Basin in a Box” data-package covering the Simpson and Pedirka Basins. The dataset is available via the “Data and Publications” page. Each package is a consolidated set of seismic and well data to facilitate new ventures and exploration assessments of frontier basins in South Australia. Data releases for other frontier basins will follow.

A public information guide outlining the opportunities and concerns associated with offshore drilling for oil and gas is now available.

The guide is the latest in The Facts series produced by the State Government.Renewed interest in drilling in the Great Australian Bight has prompted the publication of the guide, which outlines the 40-year history of offshore exploration in South Australia, as well as clearly setting out the environmental, safety, regulatory and approval processes.

Designed with the assistance of the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, the guide is available below.

The Facts - Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in South Australia*

The Facts - offshore

Download The Facts about offshore oil and gas exploration in South Australia (PDF 3.4MB)

*Further information, including Frequently Asked Questions, how to get involved and feedback opportunities, is available at the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority community information portal, accessible via the following link https://www.nopsema.gov.au/community-information/