Origin, together with joint venture partners Sasol and Falcon Oil & Gas, is investing in the exploration of the Northern Territory's Beetaloo Basin. If successful, the Beetaloo Basin Project will create a substantial gas resource for future supply to domestic and/or international markets as well as a major new long-term industry for the Territory.
The Project itself consists of an extensive exploration program across three exploration permits in the Beetaloo Basin - permits EP 98, 117 and 76 - covering an area of more than 18,500 km2. The Beetaloo is situated south and east of Daly Waters, about 500km south-east of Darwin.
The Project is made up of three stages of exploration which will take place over a five year permit term. This term is granted by the Department of Mines and Energy on behalf of the Northern Territory Government. Origin will become the operator of the permits on behalf their joint venture partners, having over 20 years experience in gas exploration and production throughout Australia.
The joint venture is primarily targeting the Velkerri shale formation for shale gas and condensate.
Upcoming supplier opportunities
The first year, 2014, will consist of desktop geological studies, permitting and planning for drilling activities to commence in 2015. In 2015 and 2016 Origin intends to drill five wells altogether.
Origin is currently focusing on its 2015 drilling program with work being carried out on permitting and regulatory approvals, lease design, well design and planning.
Opportunities to provide goods and services to Origin for the Beetaloo Basin Project are being scoped now. These opportunities will include:
- Contracting of an oil and gas specification drilling rig to drill the three wells
- Auxiliary services such as those listed below will be required to support the drilling rig (contracted directly to Origin or through the drilling contractor)
- Civil construction for roads
- Civil construction for drilling leases
- Water trucking
- Camp services
- Logistics (both personnel movement and materials)
- Machine shops for repairs and maintenance
- Environmental support services
Interested companies are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) against the 'Beetaloo Basin Project - Exploration Phase - Any Opportunities' package listed below. Updates on project progression will be posted periodically until specific work packages are released.SHOW LESS