Tight Gas

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Quantum computing’s potential in the oil and gas industry

By John Pascoe, Client Account Lead, Finance and Enterprise Performance Consulting – Oil and Gas, Mining and Utilities, Accenture; and Mark Laybourn, Senior Manager for Accenture’s Finance and Enterprise Performance division in Australia. Quantum computing is an emerging technology, the possibilities of which are now beginning to enter the commercial world. Until recently, the technology has […]

WA gas reserves to meet demand

An Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report has found that the Western Australian domestic gas market should be well supplied in the coming decade as long as gas reserves continue to be developed. AEMO’s 2016 Western Australian Gas Statement of Opportunities (WA GSOO) report forecasts that current and ‘in development’ gas production facilities would be […]

Lakes Oil challenges fraccing ban

Two subsidiaries of Australian oil and gas explorer Lakes Oil have filed for a judicial review of the Victorian Government’s decision to ban onshore petroleum and gas exploration. In August 2016, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, and Minister for Resources, Wade Noonan, announced the ban and extended a moratorium on gas exploration and extraction until 2020. […]

Native Title Agreement for Canning Basin

Buru Energy has received another Native Title Agreement covering land near the Noonkanbah pastoral station in the Canning Basin, allowing it to further appraise and develop its potential tight wet gas accumulation in the area. The agreement is in the form of a Land Access and Use Agreement with the Warlangurru people and provides significant […]

Exploration in the Perth Basin

In this instalment of our regular feature profiling Australian geological basins, we take a closer look at the Perth Basin. This WA basin is thought to contain significant tight gas, shale gas and shale oil resources, which may be suitable for commercial development. As a result, exploration activities in the basin have increased in recent […]

Journey to the West

Western Australia is home to a number of highly attractive unconventional oil and gas development prospects. Located across the state are various basins prospective for shale and tight gas and oil. These include the Canning Basin, estimated to contain Australia’s largest potential shale gas resource, and the Perth Basin, where WA’s first commercial unconventional gas […]

East Coast gas prices will stimulate the search for new resources

By John Phillips, Managing Director, Blue Energy; John Ellice-Flint, Chairman and Executive Director, Blue Energy; and Rod Gould, Exploration Consultant, Hedges Gas Australia’s East Coast is facing significant demand for new gas supply over the next several decades, and the obvious solution to meeting this demand is unconventional gas. Natural gas is reservoired in many […]

Native title agreement moves Canning Basin forward

Buru Energy has received approval for a key Native Title Agreement with the Yungngora Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC, allowing its tight wet gas accumulation in Western Australia’s Canning Basin to move forward. The Native Title Agreement covers land within Exploration Permit EP371 in the area of the Noonkanbah Pastoral Station and is in the form of […]

Department of Mines and Petroleum clarify shale concerns

The Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP) has responded to community concerns regarding shale gas, following the circulation of misleading information. In an open letter to the community, the DMP said that an unattributed image of the Jonah tight gas field in south west Wyoming, US, was circulated on posters in Western Australia, […]

New territory for unconventional oil and gas

The Northern Territory has large potential unconventional hydrocarbon resources within a number of basins. The underexplored nature of some of these basins means that the full extent of the Northern Territory’s unconventional resources is yet to be quantified – current estimates may just be scratching the surface. Recent years have seen a rapid uptake of […]

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