The federal government has granted offshore petroleum exploration permits to four companies, including Woodside Petroleum and BP, to operate in Western Australia and South Australia.
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BP indicated today that it is to explore 'Exploration Permit for Petroleum' areas EPP 37, EPP 38, EPP 39 and EPP 40, covering an area of 24,000 square kilometers for oil and gas reserves, with rights to develop any commercially viable discoveries.
Dr Phil Home, Managing Director of BP's Australian upstream oil and gas business commented that the Ceduna Sub Basin was a "very exciting new exploration area for BP. Our experience tells us that the geology has a high potential for containing hydrocarbons."