The Jundah Project

Unlocking the Toolebuc Formation

About the project

This project seeks to prove the petroleum production potential of the highly prospective Toolebuc Formation.

Located within the Eromanga Basin of southwest Queensland, the shale formation has the potential to be a long-term key contributor to the east coast energy market.

A collaboration between Bridgeport Energy, Geological Survey of Queensland and the University of Queensland, the project will integrate existing and modern analytical methods and technologies which have not previously been utilised for evaluating the formation.


The Toolebuc Formation has the potential to supply natural gas to the east coast domestic market, helping to address energy security priorities. Key project deliverables are:

  • Improved understanding of the formation and the mechanisms that underpin petroleum release.
  • Volume estimation of unconventional shale reservoirs.
  • Delineation and characterisation the Toolebuc Formation shale play through the development of a regional basin and petroleum systems model.

Project Timeframe

Start: May 2018

End: June 2022

Project Funding

Total Project Cost: $545,000
NERA Funding: $272,500
Industry: $272,500

*Funding excludes GST.