Existing Areas

About Queensland’s onshore sedimentary basins

The following series maps of some of Queensland’s onshore sedimentary basins provide a guide to the existing gasfields in Queensland.

These maps show the areas over which large and medium sized energy companies currently hold a resource authority to conduct an exploration (authority to prospect – ATP) or production activity (petroleum lease – PL) for petroleum and gas in Queensland.

An authority to prospect (ATP) entitles a holder to:

  • explore for petroleum and gas
  • test for petroleum and gas production
  • evaluate the feasibility of petroleum and gas production
  • evaluate or test natural underground reservoirs for the storage of petroleum or a prescribed storage gas.

A petroleum lease (PL) gives the holder the right to:

  • explore for petroleum and gas
  • test for petroleum and gas production
  • produce petroleum and gas