AWE Limited (AWE) is a small oil and gas explorer and producer. The majority of its operations are located in Australia and New Zealand, though the company is becoming increasingly interested in international operations.
The company’s major projects are the onshore Casino gas field (Otway Basin, SA), Cliff Head project (Perth Basin, WA) and the BassGas project (VIC & TAS) and now, in the Perth Shale Gas Basin. AWE is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and is a member of the S&P/ASX 200.
AWE announced that it has it has been advised that the Western Australian Minister of Environment has dismissed the states EPA appeal against its operations in the Perth Basin.
The company said that based on current availability of equipment, it expects that the hydraulic stimulation activities on all three wells will commence during the second quarter of 2012.
Managing Director Bruce Clement said that he is pleased with the decision, and looks forward to test the potential of the wells.