Western Officer Basin, Western Australia: Summary

  • Palatine holds 50% of Australian Petroleum Portfolio Pty Ltd, selected by the WA Department of Mines & Petroleum as the preferred applicant for EPA-STP-0071.

    Palatine is also a 50% holder of STP-EPA-0118.  Granting of full Exploration Permits is subject only to Native Title agreements.

    STP-EPA-0071 & 0118 cover a huge area of this under-explored basin, which contains proven generating source rocks.

    A description of the geology and resource potential of STP-EPA-0071 is available at West Officer South and STP-EPA-0118, at West Officer North


Western Officer

Whole basin or sub-basin large portion
Area of permit applications EPA-STP-0071 & 0118 (combined) 32,000 km2
Wells with gas shows or flows in permits 4
Wells with gas/oil flows in adjacent permits none
Current oil/gas production in adjacent permits none
Permit access road
Indicative plays/leads yes
Infrastructure/market access close 400 km
Environmental Risk low
Sovereign Risk none