Bass Strait

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Bass Strait

(băs), channel, 80 to 150 mi (129–241 km) wide, between Tasmania and Victoria, SE Australia, connecting the Indian Ocean and Tasman Sea; Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne are on the northwest coast. Bass Strait is an important fishing area. The exploration of the strait by Englishman George Bass in 1798 proved that Tasmania was not a part of the Australian continent.

Bass Strait

a channel between mainland Australia and Tasmania, linking the Indian Ocean and the Tasman Sea
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Nexus has become hot property because of the fast-maturing status of its key developments -- the Longtom Gas Field on VIC/P54 in the Bass Strait, located on TME's ORRI and one other project in the Timor Sea.
TME's ORRI under VIC/P54 is located in the prolific Gippsland Basin of the Bass Strait and consists of 155,676 gross acres.
The men who came to stay amongst the islands of Bass Strait, ranging along the mainland coast as far as Kangaroo Island and occasionally beyond to Western Australia, were known in the early nineteenth century as `Straitsmen'.
From 1819 until the establishment of the colony of South Australia, it was operating as an outstation for the Bass Strait sealers.
The agreement will enable the operator of VIC/P54 to process and sell up to 350 BCF of gas over 12 years (with an option for additional 91 BCF of gas) from the Longtom Gas Field located in Bass Strait on TME's ORRI.
VIC/P45 is located offshore in the most prolific oil-producing basin in Australia, approximately 1 1/2 miles east of the Kingfish Oil Field in the Southern Gippsland Basin in the Bass Strait.