Valhalla Gas Exploration and Appraisal Program

Proposal description: 

Bennett Resources is proposing to undertake an unconventional exploration drilling and hydraulic fracture stimulation program within Petroleum Exploration Permit EP 371 (EP 371) within the Shire of Derby, West Kimberley.   

The proposal area is located approximately 123 kilometres south east of the town of Derby.  The proposal comprises the construction of up to twenty wells in a region of the Canning Basin that has been previously surveyed and explored for petroleum purposes.   The proposal is targeting hydrocarbons in the Laurel Formation, with hydrocarbon shows present at depths in the order of 2,000 metres (m) to 4,000 m below ground level.  The proposal will require an overall disturbance footprint of 109 hectares.

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Last updated: 
May 6, 2022
Current Status: 
Environmental Scoping Document approved
Environmental Scoping Document approved
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