First gas well drilled in Beetaloo Basin

THE drilling of the first gas well in the Beetaloo Basin began on Wednesday marking a historic day for the Territory and what the NT business community is hoping will be the start of a multi-billion dollar onshore gas industry.

The NT News is reporting that Kyalla 117, 600km southeast of Darwin, between Daly Waters and Elliott, is the first of two new Origin Energy appraisal wells to be drilled and fracture stimulated to help determine the potential of the resource in the Beetaloo Basin.

The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, NT Resources Minister Paul Kirby and Origin Energy have all hailed the resumption of on-ground work in the Beetaloo Basin as a major milestone.

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