25 February 2014 ABC News
The Northern Territory Government has approved its first onshore petroleum licence in more than 30 years.
The Surprise oil field in the Amadeus Basin was discovered two years ago.
Central Petroleum has been given a 25-year production licence to extract oil from the site near Kintore, west of Alice Springs.
The Central Land Council, acting for traditional owners of the area, approved the project in December.
The company says it [...]