Historical Information

Historical highlights of petroleum exploration and development are available as a chronological listing, beginning from the year 1866 with the first oil exploration in South Australia at Alfred Flat near Salt Creek (north of the Otway Basin).

Historical information about petroleum exploration and development in South Australia is included in the Petroleum Geology of South Australia series:

Historical tenement maps are available for the:

Previous acreage releases are available for the:

Historical information about geothermal energy acreage release (.PDF) 565KB and media releases about the introduction of the geothermal energy licence scheme in 2000 (.DOC) 478KB and the issue of the first geothermal licences in 2001 (.DOC) 2.53MB is also available. 

Other information of historical interest includes: