Read the news again, this is not 1 or 2 kms away its 40 kms away.
This section of the news release tells the story:
"Both the Mulyawara-1 and Kutjara-1 wells (drilled in 2011) encountered oil and gas shows, encouraging petroleum system indications and excellent Neoproterozoic reservoirs. In particular, during the drilling of Mulyawara-1, gas shows with up to C5 (pentane) content were recorded over sands in the Mundallio and Emeroo sections totaling approximately 150 gross metres. Although these shows demonstrated an active mature petroleum system capable of generating hydrocarbons, both wells were plugged and abandoned as neither was perceived to be commercial. However, management of Rodinia continues to believe that significant potential remains for both conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon discoveries on its holdings."