Equinor in Australia

Equinor is a Norwegian-based international energy company with a strong commitment to safety and the environment. We have been present in Australia since 2012, and hold an exploration permit in the North West Shelf. 

We also hold two exploration permits in the Great Australian Bight, but the opportunity was not commercially competitive and has therefore been discontinued. Further details and press release below.

Our permits in Australia

Our permits in Australia

The North West Shelf

In September 2019, Equinor was offered exploration permit WA-542-P for an initial period of six years. Equinor accepted the permit in October 2019. The permit covers approximately 4,800 square kilometres.

The Great Australian Bight

We became operator and 100% owner of exploration permits EPP39 and EPP40 in June 2017. The permits cover approximately 12,000 square kilometres. 

Although our Environment Plan for the Bight was accepted by NOPSEMA, we discontinued plans to drill in Licence EPP39 as the opportunity was not commercially competitive. 

Contact information for Equinor in Australia