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Surat Basin

Sep 21, 2020
Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Tender win enhances Senex gas developments

Senex Energy has been awarded preferred tenderer status forkey natural gas blocks in the Surat and Bowen basins. The release is part of the Queensland Government’s domesticgas acreage tender process and includes includes additional acreage immediately adjacent to Senex’s Atlas development. Senex says the new Atlas acreage will enable rapid expansion of natural gas production to about 18...

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Jul 15, 2020
Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Foot on the gas for Senex growth

Senex Energy has reported a 278 per cent increase in Surat Basin gas production in the past financial year and significant growth in its gas reserves. Full year FY20 production across the board, including Cooper and Surat basin assets, was up 73 per cent to 2.1 mmboe. “Financial year 2020 was a year of focused and successful execution of our $400 million Surat Basin gas developments, whic...

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Jun 18, 2020
Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour Energy is selling its stake in Surat Basin’s Murrungama block to Australia Pacific LNG for a total of $4 million.  The coal seam gas exploration tenure is located 22km south-west of Chinchilla and adjoins APLNG’s Talinga Project Armour and APLNG were awarded authority to prospect on the ground in July 2019 by the State Government after a successful joint tender bid.  Th...

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Jun 17, 2020
New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope on warpath over Stage 3 approvals

New Hope Group has slammed ‘unfathomable’ hold-ups over its New Acland Stage 3 coal mine plans after meeting with the State Government last week to present a roadmap to final approvals for the project. If approved, the extension project would create more than 450 new jobs, generate $7 billion dollars for the State economy and protect thousands of jobs indirectly reliant on the mine...

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Jun 11, 2020
Gas companies continue to back rescue service

Gas companies continue to back rescue service

Key coal seam gas industry players have committed to a five-year funding extension for a southern Queensland aeromedical rescue service. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today congratulated CSG proponents Santos, Shell’s QGC business, Origin and Arrow Energy for keeping the Surat Gas Aero-Medical Service airborne until at least 2025. “The CSG-LNG industry continues to deliver thousands ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex Energy is marking the successful completion of its $400 million Surat Basin natural gas development. The company says it has completed an 80-well drilling campaign for the project, down from the 110 or so wells originally planned due to continued production outperformance. The project also saw Senex and infrastructure partner Jemena build and commission facilities at Roma North and At...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects and jobs of the future as we emerge from COVID-19...

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May 26, 2020
Mahalo moving along the approvals pathway

Mahalo moving along the approvals pathway

The Mahalo gas project in Central Queensland has passed a key environmental hurdle on the pathway to production. Proponent Comet Ridge said today the approval under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act was the first of two environmental steps required to move forward to production. The second was being assessed by the Queensland Department of ...

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May 25, 2020
Santos and Denison awarded new gas exploration tenders

Santos and Denison awarded new gas exploration tenders

Santos has won a tender to explore for gas across more than 2000sq km of highly prospective land between Chinchilla and Roma. Meanwhile Denison Gas has been awarded a tender to explore for gas to supply to Australian-only users from 568sq km of land south-east of Emerald in the Bowen Basin (see map below). Queensland Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced the successful explorers toda...

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