Bowen Basin


  • 71PJ 2P and 298PJ 3P Reserves
  • Adjacent to Arrow Energy's Moranbah gas field
  • Planned pipeline to connect to Gladstone LNG
Area 1,116kmĀ²
Holding 100%
Targets Rangal Coal Measures, Fort Cooper Coal Measures and Moranbah Coal Measures.
Work Completed CSG wells within the area
Infrastructure Townsville gas pipeline within 40km; Developing CSG gas supply for Gladstone LNG market

Reserves & Resources

  • ATP814P consists of seven disconnected blocks in the Bowen Basin in an area ranging from south of Moranbah up to Newlands in the Northern Bowen Basin. This general area is one of the largest coal mining areas in Australia.

    All of the prospective geological sequences occur variously within the blocks comprising ATP814P. There is established CSG production in the vicinity of ATP814P, most notably the Moranbah Gas Project, operated by Arrow Energy. Currently the Moranbah Gas Project supplies gas into the domestic market, however the region surrounding ATP814P is operated by Arrow Energy (a Joint Venture consisting of Shell and Petrochina) which has aspirations to supply gas to the Gladstone LNG projects and consequently the area surrounding ATP814P is subject to high levels of drilling activity and infrastructure development.  Arrow has received all government approvals for the gas development and export infrastructure from Moranbah to Gladstone and is currently undertaking a Front End Engineering and Design study ahead of Final Investment Decision for the project.  This project is important to Blue Energy's commercialisation strategy in ATP 814P

    Drilling undertaken by Blue Energy in the permit over the last year has focussed on the Sapphire Block which is flanked by Arrow Energy’s Production Licences. Activity on the flanks of the Sapphire Block has conferred 2P (59PJ) and 3P (216PJ) reserves in the Sapphire Block by Netherland and Sewell and Associates (NSAI), who are the Dallas based certifier acting for both Blue Energy and Arrow Energy. Adjacent activity by other Operators in both the ATP814P South and Lancewood Blocks has also resulted in 3P Reserves and Contingent Resources being conferred to Blue Energy by NSAI. The total 2P and 3P reserves in ATP814P are 71PJ 2P and 298PJ 3P. This gas is currently uncontracted.

Bowen Basin

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