Empire also advised it has received ministerial consent for its 2D seismic program in the Northern Territory in permit EP187 and expects acquisition to begin soon.
"We have established a solid foundation for growth in the McArthur and Beetaloo Basins," he said.
It expects final Territory approvals for its work program soon, it said this morning. It will be the first junior to recommence on the ground operations in the area, though unlike Santos and Origin is not close to spudding a well.
"Government approvals for drilling operations are proceeding well," it said.
"Empire anticipates it will have all necessary approvals to commence exploration drilling by the commencement of the 2020 dry season, or in the second quarter of next year."
Empire holds 14.5 million acres in the McArthur and Beetaloo Sub-basins
Source: Energy News Bulletin
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