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Petroleum Exploration and Production System — South Australia (PEPS-SA® or PEPS®) is a comprehensive relational database containing a wide range of technical data relevant to the petroleum and geothermal industries.

Free downloadable PEPS-SA

(Windows version only)

Regularly updated versions of PEPS-SA are available to download for free.

A full set of data and software is available when extracted. 
Once you have downloaded and extracted the files to your computer, you will need to install the BDE software found in the BDE directory prior to running PEPS-SA.

**Please read the readme.pdf file in the Help folder for information on how to install PEPS-SA.

**New open file production data (April 2016 and onwards) are now found in the spreadsheet placed in the root directory of the PEPS-SA install files.

Download PEPS-SA from SARIG  (ZIP 75 MB)

Attribute database

PEPS-SA (Attribute) 

Users can view the data in form or table mode (new), export individual tables or carry out complex multi-table queries and export the answer to various improved formats (Excel, Paradox or ASCII etc.). 

The key data for exploration are the well and seismic line name. For each well or seismic line there are numerous attributes. In PEPS, key data have been allocated into comprehensive data modules, including geology, geophysics, legislation, licensing, wells and engineering. There are eight modules in total, comprising 95 data sets. (See table 1). There are substantive indexes to other types of data.

PEPS-SA includes the following modules: 

Table 1 PEPS-SA© modules and data sets
ModuleData Sets
EngineeringWell abandonments; casing details; formation tests (open and closed); liquid evaluation tests; perforations; treatments; well tests.
GeologyCore analyses; cores; cuttings; available formation tops; hydrocarbon bulk composition; palynology; Rock-Eval; aromatic and saturated hydrocarbon analyses; source rock extracts; thin sections; vitrinite reflectance.
GeophysicsAvailable seismic tapes (including raw field data and processed data); seismic lines; seismic sections; seismic survey summaries; synthetic seismograms; seismic survey marks; seismic analogue tapes and uphole data plus field support data.
Log DataIndex to log paper prints; index of digital logs; log codes; log headers and bottom hole temperatures.
LegislationPetroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000; Petroleum Regulations.
ProductionCO2; crude oil; crude oil production summary; crude oil test data; crude unit oil; enhanced oil recovery gas injection volumes; gasfield reservoir data; Katnook gas production; oilfield reservoir data; raw gas deliverability; raw gas production summary; raw gas production completion summary; raw gas production; production graphs - production history (gas, oil), decline curves (gas, oil), completions (gas, oil), water ratio (gas), water ratio history (gas), average gas rates (gas), gas rate history (gas), completion days (gas, oil), oil cut decline, oil cut history, average oil rates, oil rate history, monthly production versus cumulative (gas, oil).
TenementsDetails - holder(s), operator, area, dates (granted, expiry) etc.
WellsBasic well data (latitude, longitude, total depth, kelly bushing, status, classification etc.); well completion reports (reference).


This version of PEPS-SA does not include the Core Photo images or thin Section Photo images.  Core Photo images are available as a free download (1.6 GB) from  SARIG  and the Thin Sections  are also available through SARIG. Both image sets are also available on the Petroleum and Geothermal in South Australia USB. PEPS-SA is a stand-alone package written in-house using Delphi.  It includes powerful querying, exporting, reporting and graphing options.  The data is in Paradox 7 format.

The key data elements are the petroleum well (~2,575) and the seismic line (~32,000). For each well/seismic line there may be thousands of attributes. There are seven key categories comprising 87 datasets.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the quality of the data and software supplied, the Department of State Development does not warrant that the data or software contain no errors.  Additionally, the Department of State Development shall not be in any way be liable for any loss or otherwise incurred as a consequence of using these products. 

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For more information, contact:

Energy Resources Division
Level 6, 101 Grenfell Street,
GPO Box 320
ADELAIDE SA 5001

Ph +61 8 8463 3204
Fax +61 8 8463 3229
DSD.petroleum@sa.gov.au