Empire Energy Group Limited, and its subsidiary Imperial Oil and Gas Pty Ltd, (Imperial) believe stakeholder engagement and consultation is a fundamental component of project development to ensure information about Imperial’s proposed activities is made available to interested parties and provides an opportunity for meaningful dialogue.

The importance of sharing the potential benefits and impacts of project development provides a pathway for establishing community connections, building long-term relationships and understanding the views and issues of the community.

Imperial is currently consulting on proposed activities for the Carpentaria Pilot Project (Project). An Environment Management Plan (EMP) is currently being drafted and we are seeking early feedback on proposed activities to help inform the Project planning.

In the Northern Territory, an EMP must be approved under the Northern Territory Petroleum (Environment) Regulations 2016 (Regulations) before any petroleum regulated activities commence. The Regulations include requirements for stakeholder engagement as part of the approval process. All EMP approvals are also subject to public consultation periods as provided for by the Regulations.

The Regulations define a stakeholder as:

  • (a) a person or body whose rights or activities may be directly affected by the environmental impacts or environmental risks of the regulated activity proposed to be carried out; or
  • (b) an agent or representative of a person or body mentioned in paragraph (a).

The Project is predominantly based in remote areas of the Northern Territory and requires special attention to engage effectively with Aboriginal stakeholders and communities in a culturally appropriate manner.

As the Project is located on Aboriginal Land, Imperial has an obligation to formally engage with:

    • directly affected traditional Aboriginal owners, as decision makers; and
    • any other Aboriginal community or groups that may be affected by the Project,

through the Northern Land Council as the representative body and the relevant land council under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth).

Stakeholder Feedback
Stakeholder and community views are important to us. This portal provides an opportunity to share information and enables stakeholders to register for consultation and provide feedback.

Feedback is sought prior to 15 December 2023. If you have any questions please contact the consultation team:


Feedback and comments received through this portal will be reviewed and considered if relevant to our Project planning. Feedback that will not be considered relevant may include statements or comments which:

    • using profanities or personal threats; or
    • which are SPAM mail.