Drilling begins in Beetaloo Basin

ORIGIN Energy has begun drilling work at well sites in the Beetaloo Basin 600km south of Darwin.

The NT News is reporting Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd stating its joint-venture partner and operator of the Beetaloo project Origin had now signed a rig contract with Ensign Australia for Rig 963 for the 2019 Stage 2 Beetaloo drilling program, with an option to extend the contract into 2020.

Work has already started at some well sites.

The drilling work under way includes water bore drilling and water monitoring, with drilling targeted to start in earnest in June this year.Falcon Oil says subject to relevant approvals the Stage 2 Beetaloo drilling program will include an evaluation of the potential of the liquids-rich gas fairways in both the Kyalla and Velkerri plays.

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