The Great Australian Bight is a unique environment, a diverse marine ecosystem, a significant commercial fishery and an area of interest for oil and gas exploration.

Great Australian Bight Energy Exploration Information is an initiative of Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association, providing the facts on oil and gas exploration in the Bight and the companies involved in these activities.

April 14, 2020

Bight Could Fuel the Nation

The Great Australian Bight has “strong potential” as a fuel source for the nation, as the Federal Government seeks to bolster its sovereign capability through the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more >

February 28, 2020

A Sorry Business

Another promising Australian energy project has been abandoned for the usual reason: Doing business here is too difficult and expensive. By Fred Pawle. Read more >

February 20, 2020

Equinor withdraws from the Great Australian Bight

Equinor’s decision to not continue its Great Australian Bight exploration program is disappointing – for the wider Australian community who need new local energy supply, and for South Australians who would have benefitted from the economic activity. Read more >

December 20, 2019

Blocking Bight Drilling Over Safety Just Won’t Fly

Blocking Bight drilling over the safety fears make as much sense as staying home because of a fear of flying, writes Cameron England. Read more >

December 18, 2019

NOPSEMA Approves Equinor’s Environment Plan

(NOPSEMA) accepted energy company Equinor’s Environment Plan following a comprehensive and rigorous assessment and public consultation period Read more >

November 27, 2019

The Technology Preventing Another Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon was an environmental disaster in 2010. Since then, new innovative technology was developed to prevent a similar situation ever happening again. Read more >

November 25, 2019

Bight Exploration History in a Bite

Since the 1960s, 13 wells have been drilled in the Great Australian Bight. Read more >

November 25, 2019

Why Explore the Great Australian Bight?

Successful oil exploration in the Bight could see the creation of more than 2,000 jobs in South Australia and significant economic benefits for the state, including regional areas that host related activity. It could… Read more >

November 25, 2019

Locals like Bruce Green support safe exploration of the Bight

Oil exploration and development could be the next industry to provide a significant boost to the local community – provided environmental safeguards are in place. Read more >

November 25, 2019

Locals like Bruce Zippel support safe exploration of the Bight

Bruce Zippel, has farmed oysters in Smoky Bay for over 30 years. He supports responsible, safe oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight.   The relationship between the oyster industry and the Bight’s marine… Read more >

November 22, 2019

How Does Deepwater Drilling Work?

A step by step guide to the increasingly common practice of deepwater drilling. Read more >

November 17, 2019

Green controls key to saving Bight

Opposition resources spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon says there is ‘no case’ for the Great Australian Bight being heritage listed. Read more >

September 26, 2019

Oil drilling in the Great Australian Bight?

We’re not far off learning whether the Great Australian Bight will open for more oil exploration. Alice Matthews susses out both sides of the debate. Read more >

September 18, 2019

Equinor Lodges Revised EP with Regulator (NOPSEMA)

Press release: Equinor has today lodged its revised environment plan for the Stromlo-1 petroleum well with the regulator, the… Read more >

June 13, 2019

What is Energy Information Australia?

Energy Information Australia provides factual, evidence-based information about Australia’s oil and gas exploration and… Read more >

June 13, 2019

Equinor plans to use Ceduna facility as a base for GAB operations

West Coast Sentinel: Equinor representatives visited Ceduna to inspect the aviation base it plans to use as a hub should it receive approval… Read more >

June 13, 2019

SA Bight oil well fear misleading

SBS News Australia: South Australia’s peak resources group says opposition to oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight has… Read more >

March 29, 2019

Bight focus in SA forums

Potential oil exploration in the Great Australian Bight continues to receive significant public attention in South Australia. Read more >

March 26, 2019

Increasing transparency of oil and gas environment plans

Media Release – Minister for Resources and Northern Australia: All environment plans for offshore oil and gas activities will… Read more >

March 6, 2019

Stalled Oil and Gas Exploration is a Major Economic Risk

APPEA Media Release: The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) exploration data confirms that the slump… Read more >