Queensland gas exploration ramping up
Gas exploration in Queensland is ramping up again with four companies selected to explore more than 3000 square kilometres in the Bowen and Surat basins between Blackwater and Wandoan.
Comet Ridge, Senex Energy, State Gas and Denison Gas have won tenders to explore areas close to their existing infrastructure to get more gas to market quickly, with more than 450 km2 of the land guaranteed for domestic only supply.
The four companies that have won tenders are:
- Comet Ridge, who will explore two areas totalling 435 km2 for domestic market gas. The areas are to the east and north-east of Comet Ridges’ Mahalo North Project.
- Senex Energy, who will explore 18 km2 for domestic market gas near their existing Project Atlas near Wandoan, as well as 486 km2 south east of Theodore.
- State Gas, who will explore 1414 km2 located south-west of Rolleston near their existing Reid’s Dome gas project.
- Denison Gas, who will explore 668 km2 located north of Injune, near their existing Denison South project.
The preferred tenderers must meet environmental, native title, and other approvals before exploration authorities are granted, as well as negotiating land access agreements before on-ground exploration can start.
Last updated 22 September 2020