3 May 2019 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG, Euronext Growth: FAC) is pleased to announce that the Environmental Management Plan (“EMP”) for the Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration well, for the planned 2019 drilling, stimulation, and well testing prepared by Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd. (“Origin”) on behalf of the JV, has been accepted for assessment by the Northern Territory Department of Environment and Natural Resources (“DENR”).
The EMP’s 28 day consultation period opens from 3 May 2019 and has been published on the DENR website at the following link: https://denr.nt.gov.au/environment-information/onshore-gas-in-the-northern-territory/environment-management-plan.
The EMP provides detail on how Origin will ensure the environmental impacts and risks associated with its activities are reduced to a level that is as low as reasonably practicable and acceptable. The EMP has been prepared with reference to regulatory obligations and relevant Inquiry recommendations that have underpinned the Code of Practice for Petroleum Activities in the Northern Territory.
All EMP decisions will be published on the DENR website, including a statement outlining the decision made.
Philip O’Quigley, CEO of Falcon, commented:
“Today’s announcement of acceptance for assessment of the Kyalla 117 N2 Exploration Well EMP targeting the Kyalla shale is an exciting development for Falcon shareholders as the JV prepares to re-commence drilling in the highly prospective Beetaloo Sub-basin in 2019. We look forward to updating the market as work progresses over the coming months.”