Beetaloo basin shale long-term competency after decommissioning

Assessing the long-term sealing competency of the Beetaloo basin after gas well decommissioning

Improved understanding of how decommissioned wells in the Beetaloo basin maintain their integrity over the long-term is important for Northern Territory community groups, government regulators and industry.

This project aims to quantify the self-sealing competency of shales in the Beetaloo basin that sit between the target natural gas seams and the shallow Cambrian Limestone Aquifer.

Landscape in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory