Canning Basin – Exploration Permit – Backreef

  • EMP owns 100% of the Backreef Block and is Operator
  • Backreef-1 was drilled in October 2010 to a depth of 1800m
  • Oil was discovered in porous and permeable Laurel dolomites
  • Production tests confirmed the discovery as non-commercial
  • The well is currently cased and suspended  at 1155 m.
  • Environmental plan lodged in September 2017
  • Environmental site visit by EMP and DMIRS in October 2017
  • Environmental work was completed in Q4, 2018
  • Following the improvement in global oil prices, the company is monitoring exploration activity in the basin with consideration of potentially undertaking further work at Backreef