Galilee celebrates Glenaras milestone

Galilee Energy has officially completed the commissioning of Glenaras 19, 20 and 23 as part of its multi-well pilot program in the Galilee Basin, Queensland. The company previously announced that the Silver City rig had completed the recent drilling campaign with the drilling of five additional vertical wells, with the completions rig installing electrical submersible …

Galilee edges closer to Glenaras production

Galilee Energy has installed downhole electrical submersible pumps in the Glenaras 19, 20 and 23 wells in the Galilee Basin, Queensland. As part of the Glenaras multi-well pilot program, the company has advised that concurrent with drilling operations, the water production flow line connecting the pilot to the existing water storage facility has been constructed …

Galilee gas projects yield strong returns

Galilee Energy has reported encouraging results from all of its gas projects in a September 2020 quarterly statement. The mid-tier exploration and production company, which is performing coal seam gas appraisal in Queensland’s Galilee Basin and exploring the Surat and Bowen Basins, has updated the market on the progress of its Glenaras, Springsure and Kumbarilla …

Galilee concludes Glenaras appraisal program

Galilee Energy has drilled the final well of the Glenaras multi-well pilot program in Queensland, with Glenaras 22 being drilled safely and on schedule. The Glenaras 22 vertical well was spudded on October 11, reaching planned total depth and intersecting the full Betts Creek coal section, with the rig released on October 16. Galilee highlighted …

Budget backs oil and gas role in economic recovery

The Australian Government’s 2020-21 Budget has reaffirmed the importance of increasing investment in the oil and gas industry and the contribution the industry will make in supporting the nation’s economic recovery following COVID-19. As part of last night’s Budget, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg discussed the government’s plan to help unlock five key gas basins to create …

Galilee continues Glenaras drilling success

Galilee Energy has drilled through to total depth of the Glenaras 19 vertical well as part of a multi-well pilot program in the Galilee Basin, Queensland. The company spudded the well on September 28, with it intersecting the full Betts Creek coal section. All coals were encountered on prognosis with excellent development throughout all targeted …

Glenaras hits Glenaras drilling target

Galilee Energy has drilled through to the planned total depth of the Glenaras multi-well pilot program in Queensland. The Glenaras 21 vertical well was spudded on September 22 and intersected the full betts Creek coal section. Galilee outlined that all coals were encountered on prognosis with excellent development throughout all targeted seams. A total of …

Comet Ridge progresses new Mahalo block

Comet Ridge is planning its appraisal program at PRL2020-1-1 after being awarded the authority to prospect the block by the Queensland Government. The block, which covers an area of 97km2 and is immediately east of Mahalo North in the same gas fairway, will be called Mahalo East. Comet Ridge chief operating officer Dale Aaskow said …

Santos, Blue Energy confidence rises with Australian gas plan

Santos and Blue Energy have thrown their support behind the Australian Government’s plan to open up five key basins in the Northern Territory and Queensland to help the oil and gas industry grow following the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the government would reset the east coast gas market and create a more …

Galilee locks in Silver City for Glenaras drilling

Galilee Energy has signed a drilling contract for the Glenaras multi-lateral pilot program with Silver City, which will mobilise in the coming weeks. Galilee contracted Silver City’s Rig 25 Schramm T200XD drill for drilling to commence in mid-September across five to six weeks. Earlier this month, the Schlumberger privative modelling confirmed that additional drawdown was …