Petroleum environmental reports

Petroleum operations (such as seismic surveys, drilling wells and well workover operations such as hydraulic fracturing) are regulated under the Petroleum Act and subordinate legislation such as the Schedule of Onshore Petroleum Exploration and Production Requirements (the Schedule) and the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations (the Regulations). The Regulations require that an Environment Management Plan (EMP) is submitted by the proponent and approved by the Department of Primary Industry and Resources (DPIR). The EMP must demonstrate how environmental risks are controlled and reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP) and acceptable in addition to meeting the principles of ecologically sustainable development (ESD). The regulations also mandate that stakeholders that are affected by the activity are properly consulted and engaged and that the full contents of the EMP, with the exception of strictly in confidence  information as defined by the Information Act, be made public on the NTG website.

The EMP shall be published on the government’s website as soon as possible after a decision about a petroleum activity has been made but no later than 14 days after the date of the decision.

EMP Approved Activity Link to EMP Summary for Project Location of Project Proponent of Project
28/10/2016 2D Seismic Survey Southern Amadeus 2D Seismic Survey
Environment Management Plan Summary (2.4 mb)
Environment Management Plan (8.2 mb)
Exploration Permit 82, 105, 112 and 125, Southern Amadeus Basin Santos QNT Pty Ltd
23/08/2016 Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation and Well Testing

2016 Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation and Well Testing – Amungee NW-1H - Summary (524.0 kb)
2016 Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation and Well Testing – Amungee NW-1H - Report (26.1 mb)

Exploration Permit 98, Beetaloo Sub-basin Origin Energy Resources Limited

03/08/2016

Exploration Drilling

EP161 Corehole Drilling (1.1 mb)

Exploration Permit 161

Santos Ltd

22/09/2015 Stimulation and Testing EP167 Stimulation and Testing (2.4 mb) Exploration Permit 167 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
12/08/2015 Seismic Tiltmeter Survey EP167 Seismic Tiltmeter Survey (819.2 kb) Exploration Permit 167 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
11/08/2015 Geological Reconnaissance Survey

EP187 Geological Reconnaissance Survey (1.4 mb)

Exploration Permit 187

Imperial Oil & Gas Pty Ltd
25/07/2016 Exploration Drilling EP162 and EP189 Corehole Drilling (1.2 mb)

Exploration Permit 162
Exploration Permit 189

Santos Ltd
16/07/2015 2D Seismic Survey

2015 Avago 2D Seismic Survey (317.1 kb)
PDF (317.1 kb)

Exploration Permit 167, Exploration Permit 168

Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
15/06/2015 Geological Survey

EP145 Geological Field Mapping and Reconnaissance Survey (781.3 kb)

Exploration Permit 145 Mosman Oil and Gas Limited
3/06/2015 Exploration Drilling

Beetaloo Sub-basin Exploration Drilling Project (424.6 kb)

Exploration Permit 98, 117 Origin Energy Resource Limited
08/05/2015 Exploration Drilling Pangaea (NT) 2015 NT Appraisal Drilling Campaign (369.6 kb) Exploration Permit 167, Exploration Permit 168 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
29/08/2014 Fracture Stimulation and Testing OzDelta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (445.3 kb)
OzDelta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (410.5 kb)
Exploration Permit 128 Statoil Australia
22/08/2014 3D DCIP Survey ORION 3D DCIP Survey (1.2 mb)
ORION 3D DCIP Survey (1.2 mb)
Exploration Permit 171 and 190, McArthur Basin Armour Energy Ltd
14/08/2014 Exploration Drilling Tarlee-S3 Exploration Well (468.1 kb)
Tarlee-S3 Exploration Well (711.1 kb)
Exploration Permit 167 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
18/07/2014 Fracture Stimulation and Testing OzAlpha-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (345.3 kb)
OzAlpha-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (341.8 kb)
Exploration Permit 104, Georgina Basin Statoil Australia
11/07/2014 Fracture Stimulation and Testing OzBeta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (322.8 kb)
OzBeta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing (224.3 kb)
Exploration Permit 127, Georgina Basin Statoil Australia
07/07/2014 Field Development Dingo Field Development Project (1.7 mb)
Dingo Field Development Project (1.9 mb)
L7 Central Petroleum Limited
02/07/2014 Exploration Drilling BCF SC 02, 03, 04, 05 (929.8 kb)
BCF SC 02, 03, 04, 05 (1009.1 kb)
Exploration Permit 184 Imperial Oil and Gas
02/07/2014 Exploration Drilling Manbulloo-S1 Exploration Well (281.8 kb)
Manbulloo-S1 Exploration Well (313.9 kb)
Exploration Permit 167 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
19/06/2014 Exploration Drilling

OzEpsilon-1 Exploration Well (459.2 kb)
OzEpsilon-1 Exploration Well (330.5 kb)

Exploration Permit 128 Statoil Australia
20/05/2014 Exploration Drilling

Cullen-1 Exploration Well (4.0 mb)
Cullen-1 Exploration Well (1.6 mb)

Exploration Permit 126 Beach Energy Ltd
19/05/2014 Exploration Drilling

Tanumbirini 1 Exploration Well (815.1 kb)
Tanumbirini 1 Exploration Well (1.1 mb)

Exploration Permit 161 Santos Ltd
15/05/2014 Exploration Drilling

Hidden Valley-S2 Exploration Well (272.7 kb)
Hidden Valley-S2 Exploration Well (552.2 kb)

Exploration Permit 168 Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd
07/05/2014 Exploration Drilling

OzGamma-1 Exploration Well (483.5 kb)
OzGamma-1 Exploration Well (693.3 kb) 

Exploration Permit 103 Statoil Australia
24/03/2014 Exploration Drilling

OzBeta-1 Exploration Well (681.3 kb)
OzBeta-1 Exploration Well (127.1 kb)

Exploration Permit 127 Statoil Australia
11/03/2014 Mereenie MADD Project - Fracture Stimulation, Completion, Workover and Recompletion 2014 Fracture stimulation, completion, workover and recompletion (2.4 mb)
2014 Fracture stimulation, completion, workover and recompletion  (970.2 kb)
Operating Licence 4 and 5 Santos Ltd
25/02/2014 Field Development Surprise Field Development Project (856.4 kb)
Surprise Field Development Project  (725.4 kb)
Production Licence 6 Central Petroleum Limited
25/02/2014 Exploration Drilling

OzAlpha-1 Exploration Well (340.9 kb)
OzAlpha-1 Exploration Well  (350.9 kb)
Word (340.9 kb) | PDF (350.9 kb)

Exploration Permit 104 Statoil Australia
27/09/2013 Exploration Well Lamont Pass 3 Exploration Well (469.1 kb)
Lamont Pass 3 Exploration Well  (524.8 kb)
Exploration Permit 190 Armour Energy Ltd
19/12/2013 Exploration Drilling

Environmental Plan Summary-New Crown 1 (3.8 mb)
Environmental Plan Summary-New Crown 1  (468.8 kb)

Exploration Permit 134 Tri-Star Energy Company
23/08/2013 Exploration Drilling Myrtle Basin 1 Exploration Well (248.8 kb)
Myrtle Basin 1 Exploration Well (2.0 mb) 
Exploration Permit 176 Armour Energy Ltd
19/07/2013 2d Seismic Survey 2013 AMSAN13B Southern Amadeus 2D Seismic Survey (2.0 mb)
2013 AMSAN13B Southern Amadeus 2D Seismic Survey (1.1 mb) 
Exploration Permit 82, 105, 106, 107, 112, 125 and Retention Lease 2, Amadeus Basin Santos Ltd
15/07/2013 Exploration Drilling Mt Kitty Exploration Well (79.7 kb)
Mt Kitty Exploration Well  (151.4 kb)
Exploration Permit 125 Santos Ltd
16/07/2013 2D Seismic Survey 2013 MCSAN13 McArthur Basin 2D Seismic Survey (1.8 mb)
2013 MCSAN13 McArthur Basin 2D Seismic Survey  (2.0 mb)
Exploration Permit 161 Santos (QNT) Pty Ltd
01/07/2013 Appraisal and Development Drilling Mereenie Appraisal and Development Drilling (MADD) Project (3.6 mb)
Mereenie Appraisal and Development Drilling (MADD) Project  (6.9 mb)
Operating Licence 4 and 5 Santos Ltd
27/06/2013 2D Seismic Survey Amy 2D Seismic Survey (4.5 mb)
Amy 2D Seismic Survey  (1.8 mb)
Exploration Permit 103, EP104, EP127 and EP128,  Georgina Basin PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty Ltd
19/06/2013 2D Seismic Survey AMSAN13 North West Mereenie 2D Seismic Survey (2.4 mb)
AMSAN13 North West Mereenie 2D Seismic Survey  (970.2 kb)
Operating Licence 4 and 5 and Exploration Permit 115, Amadeus Basin Santos Ltd
09/08/2012 Exploration Drilling Baldwin 2HST1 Well - Completion and Testing, MacIntyre 2H Well, Owen 3H Well (1.1 mb)
Baldwin 2HST1 Well - Completion and Testing, MacIntyre 2H Well, Owen 3H Well (1.0 mb)
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Exploration Permit 103,127, 104 Georgina Basin PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty Ltd

Last updated: 31 May 2017