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To report a serious incident to DPC, as required by Section 85(2) of the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000, licensees should contact the serious incident report no: (08) 8463 6666.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Public Comment on SAPEX Limited's Statement of Environmental Objectives is being sought. The deadline has been extended until the 4th June 2018. For more information on how to add your submission, please see

All regulated activities conducted under the Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Act 2000 (PG&E Act) must have an approved Statement of Environmental Objectives in place with which they comply, prepared on the basis of an Environmental Impact Report. If an activity is deemed to be of Medium Impact according to the criteria for classifying the level of environmental impact of regulated activities then public comment will be sought on the Environmental Impact Report and it's associated Statement of Environmental Objectives.

The Department of the Premier and Cabinet invites public comment on the activities proposed as listed below.

Copies of the draft SEOs and EIRs listed below are available from the Department of the Premier and Cabinet at the Energy Resources Division office, Level 7, 101 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Written submissions must be addressed to:

Attention: Jarrod Spencer
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Energy Resources Division
GPO Box 320, Adelaide 5001

Or via email to

SAPEX Limited PEL 122 & 123 Fracture Stimulation Activities

SAPEX Limited (a company that forms part of the Tri-Star Petroleum Group) has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and Draft Statement of Environmental Objectives (SEO) for exploration and appraisal fracture stimulation activities in PELs 122 & 123 of the Arckaringa Basin.

Fracture stimulation is the injection of fluid, largely water, into a petroleum well to create small cracks or fractures in the formations near the well and allow oil and gas to flow to the well more easily. SAPEX intends to evaluate the size and commerciality of the oil and gas resources within target shale formations including the Stuart Range and Boorthanna Formation. Shale targets are expected to range between 700-1800m deep in both licences.

The Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy is seeking public comment, under provisions of the P&GE Act, on the following Environmental Impact Report and proposed draft Statement of Environmental Objectives relative to this proposal:

EIR, SAPEX Limited, PEL 122 & 123 Fracture Stimulation Activities, December 2017 (PDF 6.1MB)
Draft SEO, SAPEX Limited, PEL 122 & 123 Fracture Stimulation Activities, December 2017 (PDF 852KB)

UPDATE: Submissions now close at 5:00pm on 4 June 2018