Beetaloo Sub-basin Multi-well Drilling, Stimulation and Well Testing Program Exploration Permit (EP) 98 & 76


On 21 December 2021 Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd (Origin) submitted a revised Environment Management Plan (EMP) for assessment under the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016.

The EMP proposes to do drilling, hydraulic fracture stimulation (HFS) and well testing on the Amungee NW and Velkerri 76 sites located on the Amungee Mungee pastoral station within Exploration Permits (EP) 98 and 76 in the Beetaloo Sub-basin.

The EMP has a comprehensive scope of activities and includes:

  • Civil construction activities at the existing Amungee NW site, including expansion of the lease and camp pads;
  • Site set-up and mobilisation to support the Amungee NW-2H, Amungee NW-3H E&A, Velkerri 76 S2-2H and Velkerri 76 S2-3H wells;
  • Exploration and appraisal (E&A) activities at the Amungee NW site including drilling, hydraulic fracture stimulation (HFS) and well testing of Amungee NW-1H, Amungee NW-2H and Amungee NW -3H, Velkerri 76 S2-2H and Velkerri 76 S2-3H;
  • On-site wastewater management to support ongoing E&A program; and
  • Site demobilisation and rehabilitation.

10 February 2022

13 January 2022

Contact 08 8924 4218

Read the EMP and Appendices:

For alternative access to the EMP contact the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security on 08 8924 4218.

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Petroleum Operations unit
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Darwin NT 0801

Last updated: 13 January 2022

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