Exploration Permits

Tenement Information


Tenement Area
Location Operator CTP Consolidation Entity Other JV Participants
EP 93 9,075 Pedirka Basin NT Central 100 100
EP 97 1,291 Pedirka Basin NT Central 100 100
 EP 107 6,955 Amadeus / Pedirka Basin NT Central 100 100
EP(A) 130 15,590 Pedirka Basin NT Central 100 100
EP(A) 131 2,242 Pedirka Basin NT Central 100 100


Description and Geology

The Pedirka Basin and associated Eringa and Madigan troughs are Permian depocentre prospective for oil and gas.  It is overlain by Jurassic-Cretaceous sediments of the Eromanga Basin, and underlain by Cambrian sediments of the Warburton Basin.  No commercial hydrocarbon discoveries have been made in these basins to date, but oil was recovered on test from Jurassic reservoirs in Poolowanna 1, drilled by Western Mining Corporation in 1977.


Central has conducted an extensive program in these permits, including the acquisition of 688 km 2D seismic data, and the drilling of Blamore-1 and Simpson-1. Following the discovery of thick Permian coals, Central drilled nine shallow wells to test the coal seam gas potential.

Of several structures mapped on seismic, the Madigan prospect is believed to be the best opportunity to test oil potential of Jurassic reservoirs. The Hector trend running through EP’s 93 and 97 may have gas potential in sediments of Cambrian age. Reprocessing of legacy seismic data is planned to map the Hector trend and identify locations for infill seismic.

A significant trend of sub-cropping coals lie at an attractive depth for further CSG exploration.

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