The Queensland Government has launched its second competitive cash tender process to award petroleum exploration rights.

The land open for competitive cash tender covers approximately 295 square kilometres (92 sub-blocks) in the Surat and Bowen Basins.

Potential applicants are required to present a suitable work program and satisfy all environmental, strategic cropping land, land access and native title requirements prior to grant.

The six areas of land available for competitive cash tender are:

PLR2013-3-1

Approximately 31km2 (10 sub-blocks) in area and located approximately 65 km south of Rolleston within the Bowen Basin.

PLR2013-3-2

Approximately 12km2 (4 sub-blocks) in area and located 3km east of Wallumbilla in the Surat Basin overlying the Bowen Basin.

PLR2013-3-3

Approximately 64km2 (21 sub-blocks) in area and located 23km east of Wallumbilla in the Surat Basin overlying the Bowen Basin.

PLR2013-3-4

Approximately 75km2 (25 sub-blocks) in area and located 60km west of Chinchilla in the Surat and Bowen Basins on the eastern side of the Taroom Trough and in the Undulla Nose area.

PLR2013-4-1

Approximately 101km2 (33 sub-blocks) in area and located 23km east of Wallumbilla in the Surat Basin overlying the Bowen Basin.

PLR2013-4-2

Approximately 12.2km2 (4 sub-blocks) in area and located 30km west of Dalby in the Surat Basin overlying the Bowen Basin.

Interested parties have until AEST 2:30pm on Thursday 10 October 2013 to lodge tender applications.