About Cooper Basin Australia

The Cooper Basin is the location of the most important on-shore petroleum and natural gas deposits in Australia The oil and gas window is located 1,250 m below the surface[1] and was originally discovered in the 1960s (although there are larger oil and gas deposits off-shore). The first commercial discovery of gas occurred in 1963.[1] It includes Australia’s largest onshore oil field, the Jackson oil field.[2] This field was discovered in 1981. Pipelines transport gas to the major markets of BrisbaneAdelaide and Sydney. Overall about 1,800 petroleum wells have been drilled.[1]

The largest producer in the basin is Santos Limited with its main production facility at Moomba, South Australia. The oil and gas deposits in the Cooper Basin tend to be fairly small and fragmentary. Overall there are 160 gas fields and 75 oil fields in production containing about 630 producing gas wells and more than 340 producing oil wells.[3] There are many small listed companies exploring for additional deposits in the region. Some of these companies are Austin Exploration Limited, Cooper Energy, Beach Petroleum LimitedSenex EnergyStrike Energy, Acer Energy, Magellan, Impress Energy and many others.*

* source wikipedia.com


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* Details

Age Late Carboniferous – Middle triassic
Area in South Australia 35 000 km2 (13 510 sq. miles)
Depth to target zones 1250 – 3670 m
Thickness 2500 m
Hydrocarbon shows Widespread over 8 formations
First commercial discovery 1963 gas (Gidgealpa 2)
Production (12 months to December 2005) 67.09 PJ sales gas, 168 kt LPG, 263.08 ML condensate, 609.52 ML crude oil, 295.21 kt ethane (Cooper and Eromanga Basins)
Basin type Intracratonic
Depositional setting Non-marine
Reservoirs B Fluvial, deltaic, shoreface sandstones
Regional structure Faulted anticlines
Seals Lacustrine shales, coal
Source rocks Carbonaceous shale, thick (up to 30 m) coal
Depth to oil/gas window 1250 m (oil)
Number of wells ~1800
Seismic line km 75 829 2D , 8 882 3D km2

**Source Govt of South Australia

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Australian oil and gas giant Santos posts record sales

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Santos 4Q Revenue Lifted by Rise in Sales Volumes

The Australian oil-and-gas producer notched up record sales volumes … PNG LNG operation in Papua New Guinea and projects in northern Australia, Western Australia, and the Cooper Basin straddling South Australia and Queensland states.

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Senex Energy : Monthly Drilling Report – December 2016

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Why Origin Energy should lead with “on-demand” renewables business

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Cooper and Senex drill successful Worrior-11 development well in Cooper Basin

Cooper Energy reports that the Senex Energy-operated Worrior-11 oil development well, located in PPL 207 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, has been cased and suspended after reaching a total depth of 1,669 metres in the Hutton Sandstone on 29 December …

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Cooper Energy Limited : – Worrior-11 spuds

Release date- 22122016 – Cooper Energy Limited (ASX: COE) reports that Worrior-11, an oil development well located in PPL 207 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, spudded on Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 20:00 hours. At 06:00 hours this morning …

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Cooper Energy : & Senex Spud Worrior-11 Development Well

Cooper Energy Limited reports that Worrior-11, an oil development well located in PPL 207 in the Cooper Basin, South Australia, spudded on Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 20:00 hours. At 06:00 hours this morning, the rig was drilling ahead at 95 metres in 12 …

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BP’s plans to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight are dead once and for all

“The people of South Australia were expecting this investment … that money should be spent in the Cooper Basin, the Otway Basin, to improve the country’s domestic gas market or oil market. “The reputational damage BP has done to itself is immense.

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Australia's Santos To Focus On Long-Life Gas In Growth Push

Santos shares, which have lost two-thirds of their value since oil prices collapsed in mid-2014 … recently bought into another exploration prospect, Muruk. The Cooper Basin in South Australia will come back into focus, Gallagher said, while Santos …

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Origin to spawn $1.6bn oil, gas group

Mr Calabria has moved quickly to reshape Australia’s biggest electricity retailer, unveiling a plan yesterday to sell off its conventional oil and gas assets in an … and Bass basins in Victoria, the Cooper Basin in South Australia and the Bonaparte …

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