Bowen Basin


  • 71PJ 2P and 298PJ 3P Reserves
  • 3,248 PJ of Contingent Gas Resource (3C)
  • Adjacent to Arrow Energy's Moranbah Gas Project
  • Planned pipeline to connect to Gladstone/Wallumbilla
Area 1,119kmĀ²
Holding 100% and Operator
Targets Permian CSG targets: Rangal, Fort Cooper C and Moranbah Coal Measures.
Work Completed Blue Energy CSG wells within the area 300+ Arrow Energy CSG production and pilot wells
Infrastructure Moranbah to Townsville gas pipeline; Proposed Moranbah to Wallumbilla/Gladstone pipeline

Reserves & Resources

  • ATP814P consists of six disconnected blocks in the North 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 to Townsville and Moranbah for Ammonium Nitrate productuion, however the region surrounding ATP814P is operated by Arrow Energy (a Joint Venture consisting of Shell and Petrochina) which had 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 but has yet to take Final Investment Decision for the project (both gas field development and pipeline construction).

    Drilling undertaken by Blue Energy in the permit to date has focussed on the Sapphire Block  (PL 1034) 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.

    Blue has entered Heads of Agreements (non-binding) to supply gas tp Energy Australia (100PJ) and Origon Energy (up tp 300 PJ) over 10 years at Wallumbilla.  Blue has also executed an MoU with Quensland Pacific Metals to supply 112 PJ of gas to Townsville over 15 years.

Bowen Basin

Basin Participants