UIG Energy signed a Cooperation Agreement in 2018 with TIMOR GAP, the national oil and gas company of Timor-Leste, to pursue a specific producing upstream asset and downstream infrastructure in Timor-Leste.

The Bonaparte Basin, located south of Timor-Leste and northwest of Australia, is a prolific hydrocarbon producing basin. Gas from Timor-Leste is transported via pipeline to the Darwin LNG facility 500 km southeast.