Central Petroleum Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in exploration for hydrocarbons. The Company is a junior exploration and production company operating prospective onshore acreage in Australia totaling over 270,000 kilometers, c.70 million acres. The Company�s operating portfolio includes prospective acreage in Central Australia, including the Pedirka and Amadeus Basins. The Pedirka Basin has number of prospects, such as the Avalon and Blamore Prospects. The Amadeus Basin is a proven hydrocarbon province, with the Mereenie (oil and gas) and the Palm Valley (gas) fields. As of June 30, 2012, the Company identified four prospects considered for drilling in the Amadeus Basin. The Company�s subsidiaries include Merlin Energy Pty Ltd, Merlin West Pty Ltd, Helium Australia Pty Ltd, Central Geothermal Pty Ltd, and Central Petroleum Services Pty Ltd.