State Gas says the Phase 1 appraisal program at its Reid’s Dome gas field has confirmed the presence of significant coal seam gas across more than 12km.
“Given the greenfield nature of the field, the results obtained to date have exceeded my expectations,” State Gas executive chairman Richard Cottee said.
“Through Phase 1, we have also obtained valuable information for future well completions and optimised the pumping technology for the local conditions.
“The appraisal results augur well for the future and increase my confidence about the scale and timing for the project.
“This could support pipeline development and see State Gas in production
within around two years.”
The company has been investigating the potential for a significant resource at the project since its Nyanda-4 well encountered gas in 38m of net coal and 25m of carbonaceous shales during drilling in late 2018.
It says gas has been produced at all three locations tested in the Phase 1 program and necessary data has been obtained to establish the first certified resources for the Reid’s Dome gas field, in the southern reaches of the Bowen Basin.
The company has commissioned Netherland Sewell and Associates to undertake the certification of Reid’s Dome, with the results expected to be available for release by late September 2020.
In the meantime, customised pumps were installed in July and production testing is continuing at Serocold-1 and Nyanda-4, with gas flows at both wells gradually increasing.