The Frontier Gas Exploration Grants Program is providing $21.045 million in funding to support on-ground gas exploration activities in Bowen and Galilee basins inland in the western Queensland region of Australia.
The program will support exploration and appraisal activities beyond the current footprint of established gas reserves and production areas, to expand the frontier of gas resource delineation in either geographic, geologic, or new technology terms.
To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate how their program will contribute to increasing identified gas resources and reserves in these basins with an integrated strategy to bring gas to market in a timely manner.
The applicant must be the holder of a granted authority to prospect or a petroleum lease within boundaries of the basins. Submissions for the program close on Jan. 31, 2024, with all work to be completed by June 30, 2025.