Environment management plan decisions

An environment management plan (EMP) must show how environmental risks:

  • are controlled and reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable and acceptable
  • meet the principles of ecological sustainable development.

The full contents of an EMP will be made public, except for information defined by the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016.

Stakeholder engagement for an EMP is also described in these regulations. It must be included for the Minister for Environment to be make a decision.

If the minister is not satisfied an EMP meets the approval criteria, the minister must refuse to approve the EMP.

The following EMPs have been approved and are published on behalf of the minister.

This is in line with regulation 24 and 26 of the Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016.

Acronyms: Environmental management plan (EMP) | Statement of reasons (SoR).

Interest holderTitle Decision date Supporting documents
Origin Energy B2 Pty LtdORI10-3: Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Sub-basin Multi-well Drilling, Stimulation and Well Testing Program Exploration Permit (EP) 98 & 76 Environment Management Plan19 May 2022
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Sub-basin Kalala S Environment Management Plan EP98 21 February 2022
Sweetpea Petroleum SWP2: Civil and Water Bore Drilling EP 136 Environment Management Plan 12 January 2022
Central Petroleum Pty Ltd Zevon Test Line - Seismic Program, EP115 (CTP5-2), dated 19 October 2021 10 January 2022
Peak Helium Pty Ltd 2021 Seismic Exploration, Exploration Permit (EP) 134 (PKH1-6), dated 7 December 2021 15 December 2021
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo W-1 Exploration Permit (EP) 117 ORI8-2, dated 25 August 2021 21 October 2021
Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd 2021-2025 EP187 Work Program IMP4-3, dated 20 July 2021 17 October 2021
Santos QNT Pty Ltd McArthur Basin Hydraulic Fracturing Program NT Exploration Permit (EP) 161 (revision) STO3-8, dated 1 September 2021 6 October 2021
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Amungee NW-1H Exploration Permit (EP) 98 ORI7-2, dated 14 May 2021 15 July 2021
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Sub-basin Kyalla 117 N2 Multi-well Drilling, Hydraulic Fracturing and Well Testing Program (ORI6-3), dated 11 February 2021, Rev 1.1 22 February 2021
Santos QNT Pty Ltd McArthur Basin Drilling Program
NT Exploration Permit (EP)161 Revision STO2-7, dated 1 February 2021
21 February 2021
Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd 2021 Carpentaria-1 Work Program NT Exploration Permit (EP) 187 IMP3-4, dated November 2020 15 February 2021
Central Petroleum Pty Ltd 2020-21 Northern Territory Drilling Campaign EMP 1000-630-PLN-0003-CTP3-4
Revision 4, dated 16 November 2020
29 November 2020
Sweetpea Petroleum Pty Ltd Seismic Exploration Program EMP EP136 SWP1-04 Revision 4, dated 20 October 2020 2 November 2020
Central Petroleum Pty Ltd Mereenie Field Workover and Wellhead Equipment, Safety Systems and Gathering Line EMP 9900-630-PLN-0001 – CTP4-3 Revision 3, dated September 2020 6 October 2020
Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd 2020-21 Drilling Program NT Exploration Permit (EP) 187 (Revision) IMP2-6.1, dated August 2020 30 September 2020
Central Petroleum Pty Ltd Field Environment Management Plan Dingo Gas Field and Surprise Oil Field Operations and Maintenance Activities
DIN and SUP630-PLN-0001-CTP2-2
Revision 2, March 2020
3 July 2020
Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd Imperial 2020 Drilling Program NT
Exploration Permit, EP187
2 March 2020
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Sub-basin Velkerri 2019-2024 Drilling, Hydraulic fracturing and well testing Exploration Permit, EP76
NT-2050-15-MP-032
Revision 1.3, 16 December 2019
23 December 2019
Santos QNT Pty Ltd McArthur Basin Hydraulic Fracturing 2019-20 Program
Exploration Permit, EP161
Revision 4, dated 14 October 2019
23 October 2019
Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd 2D Seismic Work Program EP187
EP187-EMP-XPN-REP-007
Rev 3.0, 31 July 2019
26 September 2019
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Basin Velkerri, Civil Construction EP76 S2
NT-2050-15-MP-31
Rev 1.1, 6 September 2019
26 September 2019
Origin Energy Beetaloo Basin Kyalla drilling hydraulic fracture stimulation and well testing program EP117 N2
NT-2050-15-MP-025
Rev 1, 5 August 2019
13 August 2019
Santos QNT Pty Ltd McArthur Basin 2019 drilling program
NT Exploration Permit,
EP161
Rev 5, 15 July 2019
19 July 2019
Origin Energy Beetaloo Basin groundwater monitoring bore installation program Velkerri 76 EP76
NT-2050-15-MP-0017
Rev 1.2, 10 June 2019
10 July 2019
Origin Energy Beetaloo Basin Kyalla, Civil Construction
EP117 N2
NT-2050-15-MP-34
Rev 0, 8 April 2019
6 June 2019
Santos QNT Pty Ltd McArthur Basin Civil and Seismic program,
EP161
Rev 4, 12 June 2019
6 June 2019
Central Petroleum PV-13 Connection and PV-02 reinjection skid upgrade Palm Valley NT
PVL-650-PLN-0002
January 2019
1 March 2019
Origin Energy Variation: Beetaloo Basin groundwater monitoring bore installation program, Kyalla
EP117 N2
19 February 2019
26 February 2019
Central Petroleum Executive Summary Palm Valley gas field
FEMP
January 2019
15 February 2019
Santos QNT Pty Ltd Dukas-1 – Conventional gas well, EP 112 and 125
MAB-PLN-006
24 January 2019
Exploration drilling
15 February 2019
Santos QNT Pty Ltd Water bore monitoring program, EP161
MAB-PLN-004
10 December 2018
12 December 2018
Origin Energy Beetaloo Basin groundwater monitoring bore installation
Program, Kyalla EP117
NT-2050-15-MP-0017
22 November 2018
10 December 2018
Santos QNT Pty Ltd Tanumbirini North water bore monitoring program, EP161
MAB-PLN-005
20 November 2018
26 November 2018
Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd Beetaloo Basin groundwater monitoring bore installation program, EP98
NT-2050-15-MP-0014
31 October 2018
22 November 2018
Central Petroleum Limited Mereenie Oil and Gas Field Central Treatment Plant maintenance upgrades, version 1
20 September 2018
2 November 2018
Central Petroleum Mereenie Pty Ltd Palm Valley Gas Field Proposed PV-13 well site
ENV-PVL-PLN-0001-Rev 6D
4 July 2018
Exploration drilling
5 July 2018
Central Petroleum Mereenie Pty Ltd Mereenie Oil and Gas Field
Proposed Well Sites WM-25 and WM-26
ENV-9950-PLN-Final V6
23 March 2018
Exploration drilling
6 April 2018
Central Petroleum Mereenie Pty Ltd Mereenie Oil and Gas Field FEMP
December 2017
14 March 2018
Santos QNT Pty Ltd 2D Seismic Survey Southern Amadeus
SAB-PLN-001, Rev I
12 September 2017
30 November 2017
Santos QNT Pty Ltd 2D Seismic Survey
Southern Amadeus
28 October 2016
Origin Energy Resources Limited 2016 Hydraulic Stimulation and Well Testing EP Summary Amungee NW‑1H
CDN/ID NT-2050-35-PH-0018
17 August 2016
23 August 2016
Santos Ltd McArthur River Basin, EP161
2016 Stratigraphic Corehole Program
3 August 2016 EP161 Corehole Drilling PDF (1.1 MB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd Birdum Creek‐1 and Wyworrie‐1 Appraisal Wells
Stimulation and testing
22 September 2015 EP167 Stimulation and Testing PDF (2.4 MB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd Birdum Creek‐1 and Wyworrie‐1
Seismic tiltmeter survey
12 August 2015 EP167 Seismic Tiltmeter Survey PDF (819.2 KB)
Imperial Oil & Gas Pty Ltd EP187 Geological reconnaissance survey
187-XPN-GEN-REP-001
14 August 2015
11 August 2015 EP187 Geological Reconnaissance Survey PDF (1.4 MB)
Santos Ltd McArthur Basin 2016 core hole program
EP162 and EP189
25 July 2016 EP162 and EP189 Corehole Drilling PDF (1.2 MB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd McArthur Basin, EP167 and EP168
2015 Avago 2D seismic survey
16 July 2015 2015 Avago 2D Seismic Survey PDF (317.1 KB)
Mosman Oil and Gas Limited EP145 Geological and geophysical surveys
west-south-west of Alice Springs
15 June 2015 EP145 Geological Field Mapping and Reconnaissance Survey PDF (781.3 KB)
Origin Energy Resource Limited Beetaloo Sub-basin, EP98 and EP117 exploration drilling
NT-2050-15-MP-0010
Rev 1, 12 January 2017
3 June 2015 Beetaloo Sub-basin Exploration Drilling Project PDF (424.6 KB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd Birdum Creek‐1, Tarlee‐1, Tarlee‐2 and Wyworrie‐1
Appraisal Wells exploration drilling – EP167 and EP168
8 May 2015 Pangaea (NT) 2015 NT Appraisal Drilling Campaign PDF (369.6 KB)
Statoil Australia OzDelta-1 Exploration Well
Addendum for Stimulation and Testing, EP128 South Georgina Basin
29 August 2014 OzDelta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing PDF (410.5 KB)
Armour Energy Ltd Acquisition of 3D DCIP survey data work program 2014 EP171 and EP190 Glyde Sub-basin
EP171-190-ENV-GEN-PLN-003
11 August 2014
22 August 2014 ORION 3D DCIP Survey PDF (1.2 MB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd Tarlee-S3 Stratigraphic drill hole – Exploration well drilling, EP167 McArthur Basin 14 August 2014 Tarlee-S3 Exploration Well PDF (711.1 KB)
Statoil Australia OzAlpha-1 Exploration Well
Addendum for Stimulation and Testing, EP104 Georgina Basin
18 July 2014 OzAlpha-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing PDF (341.8 KB)
Statoil Australia OzBeta-1 Exploration
Well Addendum for Stimulation and Testing, EP127 Georgina Basin
11 July 2014 OzBeta-1 Fracture Stimulation and Testing PDF (224.3 KB)
Central Petroleum (NT) Pty Ltd Dingo Gas Field Development Project – Dingo #2 and Dingo #3 well sites
June 2014
7 July 2014 Dingo Field Development Project PDF (1.9 MB)
Imperial Oil and Gas McArthur Basin EP184 Core hole drilling at BCFSC02 – BCFSC05
EP184-BCFSC02-05-XPN-EMP-SUM-001-Rev03
3 July 2014
2 July 2014 BCF SC 02, 03, 04, 05 PDF (1009.1 KB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd Manbulloo-S1 Stratigraphic Drill Hole, EP167 McArthur Basin 2 July 2014 Manbulloo-S1 Exploration Well PDF (313.9 KB)
Statoil Australia OzEpsilon-1 Exploration Well Drilling, EP187 Georgina Basin 19 June 2014 OzEpsilon-1 Exploration Well PDF (330.5 KB)
Beach Energy Ltd Cullen-1 Exploration Well Drilling, EP126 Legune Station
01185A_2_v2
May 2014
20 May 2014 Cullen-1 Exploration Well PDF (1.6 MB)
Santos Ltd EP 161 Tanumbirini 1 Exploration Well Drilling
ENV-EP161 TAN 0003, Rev 0
2 June 2013
19 May 2014 Tanumbirini 1 Exploration Well PDF (1.1 MB)
Pangaea (NT) Pty Ltd 2013 Hidden Valley 2D Seismic Survey, EP167, EP168, EP198
(Beetaloo and Victoria-Birrindudu Basins)
15 May 2014 Hidden Valley-S2 Exploration Well PDF (552.2 KB)
Statoil Australia OzGamma-1 Exploration Well Drilling, EP 103 Georgina Basin 7 May 2014 OzGamma-1 Exploration Well PDF (693.3 KB)
Statoil Australia OzBeta-1 Exploration Well Drilling, EP 127 Georgina Basin 24 March 2014 OzBeta-1 Exploration Well PDF (127.1 KB)
Santos Ltd Mereenie Oil Field
Oil Lease 4 and 5 – 2014 fracture stimulation, completion, work over and re-completion
Rev 1, May 2014
11 March 2014 2014 Fracture stimulation, completion, workover and recompletion PDF (970.2 KB)
Central Petroleum Limited EP115 Surprise Field Development Project
Field Environment Management Plan Works Program
March 2014
(Amadeus Basin)
25 February 2014 Surprise Field Development Project PDF (725.4 KB)
Statoil Australia EP104 OzAlpha-1 Exploration Well Drilling 2014, Georgina Basin 25 February 2014 OzAlpha-1 Exploration Well PDF (350.9 KB)
Armour Energy Ltd Lamont Pass-3 Exploration well drilling
NT-ENV-GEN-REP-002, Rev 0
26 September 2013
27 September 2013 Lamont Pass 3 Exploration Well PDF (524.8 KB)
Tri-Star Energy Company New Crown 1, exploration well drilling 19 December 2013 Environment Plan Summary-New Crown 1 PDF (468.8 KB)
Santos Ltd McArthur Basin EP161, 2D Seismic Exploration Survey, 2013
ENV-EP161-STO-0002, Rev 0
22 July 2013
23 August 2013 Myrtle Basin 1 Exploration Well PDF (2.0 MB)
Santos Ltd Southern Amadeus Basin 2D seismic survey, EPs 82, 105, 106, 107, 112 and 125
12 July 2013
19 July 2013 2013 AMSAN13B Southern Amadeus 2D Seismic Survey PDF (1.1 MB)
Santos Ltd Exploration drilling Mt Kitty Exploration Well, EP125
Amadeus Basin
15 July 2013 Mt Kitty Exploration Well PDF (151.4 KB)
Santos (QNT) Pty Ltd EP161, 2D Seismic Exploration Survey, 2013
ENV-EP161-STO-0002
22 July 2013
16 July 2013 2013 MCSAN13 McArthur Basin 2D Seismic Survey PDF (2.0 MB)
Santos Ltd Mereenie Field Development
Appraisal and development drilling
1 July 2013 Mereenie Appraisal and Development Drilling (MADD) Project PDF (6.9 MB)
PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty Ltd Amy 2D Seismic Survey 2013
EP103, 104, 127 and 128 Southern Georgina Basin
27 June 2013 Amy 2D Seismic Survey PDF (1.8 MB)
Santos Ltd Mereenie Oil Field Oil Lease 4 and 5
2014 Fracture Stimulation, Completion, Workover and Recompletion
Rev 1, May 2014
19 June 2013 AMSAN13 North West Mereenie 2D Seismic Survey PDF (970.2 KB)
PetroFrontier (Australia) Pty Ltd Exploration drilling 9 August 2012 Baldwin 2HST1 Well – Completion and Testing, MacIntyre 2H Well, Owen 3H Well PDF (1.0 MB)

Last updated: 26 May 2022

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