Kyalla JV proceeds with operations

Falcon Oil & Gas has advised that operations continue following the hydraulic stimulation of the Kyalla 117 well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Northern Territory. Following a short initial flow back of hydraulic fracture stimulation fluid to surface, the well was subsequently shut in and production tubing was installed and tested. Falcon outlined that flow back …

Origin enhances Australia Pacific LNG efficiency

Origin Energy has described 2020 as challenging, but despite external hurdles, the company’s operational performance continues to improve and drive growth. At the company’s annual general meeting, the company’s leaders highlighted that strong performance had delivered record production at Australia Pacific liquified natural gas (LNG), which combined with efficient improvements, contributed to record cash distributions …
Beetaloo Basin, Empire Energy

Beetaloo Basin key to COVID-19 recovery

Federal Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor has backed the potential of the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory to drive the Australian Government’s gas-fired recovery plan following COVID-19. As part of the 2020-21 budget, Taylor said the Beetaloo Basin was the first of five key basins to be explored under the Morrison …

Empire unlocks liquids-rich gas at Carpentaria

Empire Energy has intersected liquids-rich gas across a thick and contiguous Velkerri Shale section in the Carpentaria-1 well in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory. The Velkerri Shale was intersected from 833m measured depth to 1831m measured depth, which was at a shallower depth than pre-drill prognosis. Empire reported that the Velkerri Shale intersected in Caprentaria-1 …

Budget backs oil and gas role in economic recovery

The Australian Government’s 2020-21 Budget has reaffirmed the importance of increasing investment in the oil and gas industry and the contribution the industry will make in supporting the nation’s economic recovery following COVID-19. As part of last night’s Budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg discussed the government’s plan to help unlock five key gas basins to create …

Origin pushes Beetaloo well into production testing

Origin Energy, with joint venture partner Falcon Oil & Gas, has completed 11 stages of hydraulic stimulation of the horizontal Kyalla 117 well at the Beetaloo project in the Northern Territory. Falcon last week reported that the 11 stages along the 1579m horizontal section in the lower Kyalla formation had been completed, with the stimulation …
Beetaloo Basin, Empire Energy

Empire full steam ahead with Carpentaria drilling

Empire Energy will commence drilling at the Carpentaria-1 well at its EP187 permit in the Northern Territory today. The Beetaloo Basin well is set to be drilled to a depth of 2900m to allow Empire’s technical team to fully evaluate the two unconventional shale targets, the Velkerri and Kayla Shales. Empire’s drilling and formation evaluation …

Santos, Blue Energy confidence rises with Australian gas plan

Santos and Blue Energy have thrown their support behind the Australian Government’s plan to open up five key basins in the Northern Territory and Queensland to help the oil and gas industry grow following the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would reset the east coast gas market and create a more …

Schlumberger rig on route for Empire’s drilling program

Empire Energy has commenced the mobilisation of the Schlumberger Land Rigs’ 183 rig to the Carpentaria-1 well site in the Northern Territory. The company expects to commence drilling the exploration well, located in permit EP187, in the second half of September. Civil works are progressing in preparation for the drilling of Carpentaria-1, including water bore …