Release Area NT09-1, Malita Graben, Bonaparte Basin, Northern Territory
Release Area NT09-1 is located within the northeastern portion of the Bonaparte Basin 220 km northwest of Darwin and 40 km south of the Evans Shoal gas field (Figure 1 [PDF, 128kb]). It is close to the Darwin operations base and the Wickham Point LNG plant that is supplied by the Bayu-Undan gas pipeline. Water depths range from 10 m to 170 m over the Release Area. The Release Area lies within the Malita Graben, a major depocentre of the northern Bonaparte Basin (Figure 2 [PDF, 1,870kb]).
Release Area NT09-1 comprises 75 graticular blocks and covers an area of approximately 6305 km2, with one well, Beluga 1, drilled within the area.
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