Bowen Basin Pipeline

Qld basin pipeline to reduce emissions

A gas pipeline in Queensland’s Bowen Basin could future-proof gas supply, reduce emissions and help create jobs, a new study has found. Resources Minister Scott Stewart released the Bowen Basin Pipeline concept study, which found opening the Basin to gas development could bring environmental and economic benefits for Queensland. He said the answer to domestic …
Mahalo North

Mahalo North 1 vertical well spuds

Comet Ridge has commenced drilling operations at the Mahalo North 1 vertical well in ATP 2048.  Spudding of the Queensland project began on Saturday 16 October, and was drilled by the Silver City Rig 23. Mahalo North 1 is located on the high-quality fairway in the southern part of licence region ATP 2048, around 4 …

Blue Energy locks in $10m for Bowen Basin

Blue Energy has secured $10 million in funding to access additional funding to advance its 2P reserve build up program in its 100 per cent held ATP 815 permit, which will underpin the non-binding gas supply agreement with Origin Energy, Energy Australia and Queensland Pacific Metals. ‘The 2P reserve build program will also underpin the …

New study to unlock potential of Bowen Basin

KPMG, in partnership with GHD and Netherland, Swell & Associates, have been contracted by the Queensland Government to deliver a concept study for a gas pipeline to unlock the Bowen Basin. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the initial concept phase of the $5 million Bowen Basin pipeline study is underway and would investigate potential pipeline …

Blue Energy signs H2 supply deal with Stanmore

Blue Energy has executed an agreement with Stanmore Resources to supply hydrogen from its future pilot production activities in its ATP814 tenement in the Bowen Basin, Queensland. The memorandum of understanding (MOU) comes after Blue Energy and Stanmore previously announced a non-binding MOU for the commercialisation of mine gas from Stanmore’s proposed underground operation adjacent …

State Gas confidence boosted from Serocold results

State Gas has finally accessed the Serocold-1 well in the Bowen Basin in Queensland following heavy rain in March that gave rise to local flooding and made in-field roads temporality impassable. The Serocold-1 work-over cleaned out the section below the previous pump depth and installed a liner which enabled the down-hole pump to be set …
santos signs natural gas deal

Origin snags Wallumbilla hub gas deal with Blue Energy

Blue Energy has executed a 10-year agreement with Origin Energy to supply 300 petajoules (PJ) of gas from its Northern Bowen Basin coal seam tenure in Queensland to Wallumbilla. The non-binding heads of agreement (HOA), the second executed by Blue Energy, facilitates the delivery of North Bowen Basin gas into the main east coast domestic …

State Gas cracks the code at Reid’s Dome

State Gas has advised that the Nyanda-4 well, part of its Reid’s Dome project in Queensland, has provided exceptional results, producing 620,000 cubic feet. The company is currently undertaking production testing of three coal seam gas (CSG) wells in the Nyanda area at Reid’s Dome in order to appraise the area for early development. The …

Santos to develop more domestic gas for Qld

Santos has been given the green light by the Queensland Government for a new Surat and Bowen Basin project that will see more gas made available for the domestic market. Resources Minister Scott Stewart said the company has been granted an authority to prospect (ATP) over a 764km2 parcel of land 65km east of Surat, …

Queensland exploration leads the way: ABS

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that Queensland’s exploration sector continues to grow with more than $228 million invested in petroleum exploration in 2020. Outlined in its quarterly statistics on mineral and petroleum exploration expenditure, petroleum expenditure rose by 3.1 percent, indicating a $6.9 million increase in December 2020 compared to September 2020. …