Gas production at Eni’s (MIL:ENI) Blacktip gas field offshore northern Australia has fallen faster than expected raising fears about energy security in the Northern Territory. However, the Italian company hopes development drilling might reverse the decline.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will form a key plank in INPEX’s (TYO:1605) efforts to progressively decarbonise its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations in Australia’s Northern Territory. It will also help Japan’s biggest energy company establish the foundations for the next generation of clean fuels.
Origin Energy will sell its interests in Australia’s Northern Territory Beetaloo basin - where expectations are high that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America – in a A$60 million (US$40.3 million) deal with Tamboran (B1), a joint venture owned by Tamboran Resources (ASK:TBN) and US oil and gas billionaire Bryan Sheffield.
Multiple shale gas exploration wells are being drilled in the remote Beetaloo basin in Australia’s Northern Territory and recent results have raised expectations that the area could be on par with shale gas plays in North America. Significantly, investors could finally find out whether the shale play is commercial by the end of next year.
A new expert report indicates Mosman Oil and Gas's Amadeus Basin in Australia's Northern Territory has "signficant" gas potential.