Foot on The Gas

Brisbane’s Armour Energy is the latest player to join Queensland’s potential domestic market gas suppliers after being awarded an authority to prospect for gas for the domestic market only in the Surat Basin.

Armour Energy
Mines Minister Anthony Lynham says the ATP meant Armour Energy could now seek out gas on 318 square kilometres of the Roma Shelf north of Miles and Surat.

“This will add to the renaissance of this highly prospective area, started when Armour recommissioned the mothballed Kincora Project in September. The Roma Shelf is a long-standing petroleum-producing area and it’s very exciting to see the Kincora plant ramping up production.”

The new ATP is close to Kincora and its infrastructure, which Armour says will allow it to deliver more domestic gas, sooner.

The Minister says that’s good news.

“With existing production and pipeline infrastructure nearby, any future gas produced can be quickly tapped into the east coast transmission network.

“That means more gas to Australia’s east coast industry, particularly manufacturers, and to households.”

Armour is one of a trio of domestic-only gas tenure holders in Queensland.

Senex is progressing its Project Atlas in the Surat Basin on the first land the Queensland Government granted for domestic-only gas production

Armour and Central Petroleum won tenders in March to explore almost 400ha earlier this year, and the ATP is the next stage for Armour. Central Petroleum gained its ATP last month.