Blue Energy: Labor funding a “game-changer”

Last week, Bill Shorten announced Labor would scrap the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund if victorious at the upcoming election and replace it with a new fund which would see $1.5 billion geared towards new gas pipelines in Queensland’s Galilee and Bowen basins, as well as the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory. The pipelines would …

Labor to back gas pipeline projects

Labor leader Bill Shorten announced he would pledge $1.5 billion for gas pipelines in the Galilee and Bowen basins in Queensland, as well as the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territory, in order to transport the energy source to the east coast and Darwin respectively. Mr Shorten said only $15 million of the $5 billion …

Drilling begins at Glenaras

The program is scheduled to take approximately six weeks and is using the Easternwell Rig 103, which was contracted for the job. The Glenaras 14L well has been spudded and the surface casing hole has been drilled to a depth of 200 m measured depth, with the rig preparing to run and cement the surface …

Comet processing Galilee seismic data

The company, which is the project operator, reported processing is expected to be completed this quarter, with interpretation and mapping to follow. Comet Ridge said preliminary data already indicated several possible leads and that several new structural trends have been identified within the project acreage. Additionally, the company has been forced to suspend wellsite pad …

Glenaras on track for April drilling

Galilee Energy has constructed well lease pads and access roads for the drilling campaign, which is expected to commence in early April. Galilee has awarded all civil contracts on the Queensland project to local suppliers, while the Easternwell Rig 103 contracted for the drilling is anticipated to mobilise to site this week, pending weather conditions. …

GBDJV starts drill prep

The 336 km 2D Koburra seismic program was completed earlier this week, with the data generated expected to be processed and ready for interpretation in the FY19 fourth quarter. GBDJV will now commence preparations for drilling with the construction of a drill pad, while the Ensign 932 rig contracted by GBDJV, which will drill the …

Galilee tables Glenaras power station

The two companies have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate the potential of the facility and, upon agreement from both parties, negotiate commercial terms of an agreement under which Clarke would install gas fired electricity generation to connect Galilee’s initial Glenaras ramp gas production to the grid. Galilee Managing Director Peter Lansom said …

New drilling planned at Glenaras

The company has secured the Easternwell Rig 103 for its upcoming drilling program, scheduled to begin in early April. Galilee anticipated the program will take approximately six weeks, with the aim to drill three new lateral wells to accelerate the time to commercial gas flow objectives. The expected cost of the drilling program is approximately …

JV secures rig for Galilee Basin

The Galilee Basin Deeps JV has executed a deal with Ensign Drilling to secure a rig for its 2019 drilling program. Scheduled to commence in March at the conclusion of the wet season, the Ensign Rig 932 will focus on the Albany-2 and Albany-1/ST1 wells, as well as two contingent wells dependent upon the evaluation …

Galilee secures rig for 2019 exploration

The company signed a Letter of Intent with Easternwell Group to secure a drilling rig next year for its flagship Glenaras Gas Project.

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