Onshore Petroleum Licensing over the Northwest Carboniferous Basin and the Clare Basin
Minister Lenihan invites applications for Onshore Petroleum Licensing Options over the Northwest Carboniferous Basin and Clare Basin
Minister Lenihan announces offers of Onshore Petroleum Licensing Options
Mr. Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources is pleased to invite applications for Onshore Licensing Options over the Northwest Carboniferous Basin and the Clare Basin.
Minister Lenihan said “Over recent months there has been renewed interest in targeting the natural gas resource potential of the two basins, which had been identified in earlier exploration. Finding and producing our indigenous natural gas resources is critical to enhancing Ireland’s security of energy supply and reducing our reliance on imported fuels”.
The acreage on offer covers an area of approximately 8,000 square kilometres over parts of counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Mayo, Monaghan, Roscommon and Sligo in the North West Carboniferous Basin and parts of counties Clare, Cork, Limerick and Kerry in the Clare Basin. This presents an exciting opportunity for the petroleum industry to invest in exploration onshore Ireland.
Applications for Licensing Options may be submitted up to 12 noon on Friday 11th June 2010.
Notice of Competition
Map of Clare Basin Area
Map of Northwest Carboniferous Basin Area
GIS Shapefiles for Onshore Areas
Access to Data
Dublin, 14th Feburary 2011
Minister for Natural Resources, Conor Lenihan, today announced the completion of a detailed evaluation by his Department of the applications received for Licensing Options in the Northwest Carboniferous Basin and the Clare Basin.
On the basis of that evaluation Minister Lenihan will offer Onshore Petroleum Licensing Options to:
(i) Tamboran Resources PTY Ltd over 986 sq km in the Northwest Carboniferous Basin.
(ii) Lough Allen Natural Gas Company Ltd over 467 sq km in the Northwest Carboniferous Basin.
(iii) Enegi Oil Plc over 495 sq km in the Clare Basin
In offering the Licensing Options Minister Lenihan said that he was very pleased by the level of interest shown in the competition and by the quality of the applications submitted by the companies.
Map of area offered to Tamboran Resources PTY Ltd
Map of area offered to the Lough Allen Natural Gas Company Ltd
Map of area offered to Enegi Oil Plc