Australian junior 3D Oil is in talks with potential partners to join it in an exploration permit off Tasmania as it also prepares to carry out a 3D survey later this year.

3D Oil confirmed in its quarterly activities report on Monday that it was continuing farm-in discussions over T/49P with “a number of international petroleum companies”, adding the talks were being carried out under confidentiality agreements.

It currently holds a 100% interest in the permit and is planning to carry out a 3D seismic survey later this year.