Carpentaria Basin


  • Significant industry capital expenditure committed to explore the region
  • Other explorers de-risking the basin
  • Native title discussions underway to secure permit award
Area 7,996km²
Holding Preferred Tenderer at 100%
Targets Jurassic and Proterozoic/Cambrian sections
Work Completed None to date – application areas
Infrastructure No infrastructure within the application area
  • ATP1112A is located in the Carpentaria Basin of North Western Queensland. It is located south of the Gulf of Carpentaria region and approximately 40km west of Normanton.

    The area has had little exploration seismic or drilling. The focus will be on delineating the prospective marine shale facies for shale gas and oil potential. Early Cretaceous sandstones sealed by the mid Cretaceous mudstones within the Carpentaria Basin provide excellent reservoir potential.

    Recent exploration conducted by other Operator's to the west of Blue's application area has yielded  hydrocarbon discoveries and gas flows.

Carpentaria Basin