Today’s announcement by the Northern Territory Government of the granting of approval to Empire for the drilling of their first well in EP187 was a significant milestone for inGauge Energy too. Using our in-house environmental team we worked on behalf of Empire to gain this approval. The process involved:
- Site scouting
- Archaeological surveys
- Main Roads permits and road upgrades
- Seeking water bore and land clearing permits
- Obtaining water extraction licences
- Developing and submitting the EMP (Environmental Management Plan)
- Developing and submitting the WOMP (Well Operations Management Plan)
- Managing the geotech survey and report
- Submitting all documents for final Ministerial Approval
inGauge received compliments from the regulators on the quality of our submissions and on our positive proactive engagement. We understand that our EMP approval was achieved in the shortest time yet. We are now busy with the preparation for the drill phase, whilst the environmental and approvals team has begun to focus its attention on the stimulation EMP for next year.
Learn more about the project here.
inGauge provided engineering and project execution for the 2021 workover campaign aimed at enhancing production from the Glenaras Lateral Pilot area. The programme has now been completed and is showing signs of success with gas rates in the field increasing to near 80 Mscfd.
inGauge Energy has started a project with a major Australian gas producer to review and update their well integrity management system. The aim of the project is to be much more pre-emptive and targeted in response to well integrity issues to ensure money is spent resolving issues rather than simply re-confirming known problems.
Empire today updated the market with images of the flare at Carpentaria 1. This is a particularly exciting time for Empire as years of work starts to show itself in gas to surface. Tom (inGauge Completion Engineer) is getting to be an expert with the inGuage drone, taking some fantastic images of the flare shining forth on site, as the sun sets over the vast expanse of the Empire acreage. Tom was quoted as saying that using the drone was the only way of keeping Kelvin out of the photos.