The Galilee Gas Project is exploring to evaluate the quantity and quality of CSG in the Galilee Basin Betts Creek Beds. The project, located in ATP 529P, is a joint venture between operator AGL (50 per cent) and Galilee Energy (50 per cent).\n\nAGL commenced commissioning activities on 19 March 2013 at GA04 and pumped water from the coal seams in the Betts Creek beds to the holding pond. \n\nGalilee Energy reported that all five wells are performing to design and delivering stable operations with early signs of CSG desorption detected in the GA02, GA04 and GA06 wells. \n\n"[The] restart of the Glenaras pilot marks the successful completion of a detailed engineering review to identify weaknesses in the original artificial lift system and implement key changes to deliver a stable, robust and reliable system," stated Galilee Energy. \n\nCommissioning activities commenced at GA04, the central well in the five-spot pilot, when the electrical submersible pump started to lift water from the coal seams in the Betts Creek beds to surface. A 24-hour pump flow test confirmed design performance objectives have been met. \n\nOn successful completion of the GA04 flow test, GA06 was started on 21 March followed by GA02 and GA03 on 22 March, and finally GA05 on 23 March. Galilee Energy said that early gas desorption from the coal seams has been detected in GA02, GA04 and GA06 with rising well pressures, and that water from the coal seams is being stored in the 357 ML holding pond built for the pilot on Glenaras Station.