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Canning Basin shale gas unconventional play

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Report summary

The Canning Basin covers about 450 000 square kilometres onshore in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia.Marine organic rich shales from the Goldwyer Formation are estimated to hold about 490 tcf of gas in place.The physical isolation of the Canning Basin is a major obstacle to developing its shale gas resources entailing high costs and long lead times. The high level of interest in Canning Basin shale gas between 2011 and 2013 has subsided. Little investment has taken place since.

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

Tables and charts

This report includes 10 images and tables including:


  • Canning Basin Shale Map - The play is located over 1,500 kilometres from Perth's gas market
  • Position of Key Companies
  • Economic analysis: Image 1
  • Economic analysis: Image 2


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Canning Basin Shale Geological Characteristics
  • Canning Basin reserves and resources build-up
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Economic analysis: Table 1

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