Natural gas

Vintage reports suspension of ATP 2021 JV well

Vintage Energy has updated the market on progress at its onshore Cooper-Eromanga Basins, Galilee Basin and Otway Basin following successful drilling and stimulation campaigns. As operator of the Cooper-Eromanga Basin ATP 2021 joint venture with Metgasco (24 per cent) and Cooper Basin Bridgeport (25 per cent), Vintage has announced the Vali-1 ST1 gas exploration well …

Comet Ridge restarts Galilee Basin well testing

Comet Ridge has resumed testing of its two deeps sandstone wells in the Galilee Basin following the return of contractors after the Christmas break. The company successfully stimulated over three sandstone intervals at the Albany 2 prospect during the second half of December. By the time of the December shutdown, the company had started flow …

Comet Ridge tests Albany wells commercial capability

The company has this week started work on a multi-zone simulation and flow testing program. Comet Ridge’s Albany 2 well will be stimulated first before the pumping equipment is moved 7km north-west to the Albany well 1, which flowed at 230,000 standard cubic feet per day from only 10 per cent of the target reservoir …

Galilee back on track with new pump installation

The pilot program has performed strongly following the installation of a higher capacity pump on Glenaras 15L. The new pump performance at Glenaras 15L has been able to fully draw down the fluid level in this well and now all wells are fully pumped down to the coals. The Glenaras gas project is contained within …

Galilee sets up future of QLD gas prospects

The company’s plans in the new year after raising $16.25 million through a share placement include to deliver reserves at the Glenaras gas project in 2020. Galilee managing director Peter Lansom said support from existing shareholders was further affirmation of the company and its strategy to progress from explorer to producer in the attractive east …

JV bullish about Albany Field

JV partners Comet Ridge and Vintage Energy have completed drilling the Albany-2 and Albany-1 ST1 wells in Queensland’s Galilee Basin, with the next step to simulate the reservoirs and flow test both wells to assess potential commercial viability. Condor Energy Services has been contracted for the well testing activities and is expected to commence work at Albany-2 in …

Well back online at Glenaras

Late last month, project operator Galilee Energy suspended production of the Glenaras 15L well after attempts to maximise the well’s drawdown saw production and downhole pump issues arise. The company now reports a newer, larger and higher capacity pump has been successfully installed and commissioned and is on full production, with fluid levels on Glenaras …

Queensland releases mass of land for gas

The 30,000 km2 release is one of Queensland’s largest ever and more than 30 per cent of the land has been reserved for domestic supply. The area is spread across six basins – Bowen, Surat, Galilee, Adavale, Eromanga and Millungera – and bids will be open for submission on 7 November 2019. Queensland Minister for …

Armour drill stuck in Horseshoe well

The Silver City Rig 20 commenced drilling earlier this month, with the well having progressed to a depth of 1,523 m. Armour has reported that while through the Hutton sandstones, the drill string has become stuck in a hole, through a process known as differential sticking, in which hydrostatic pressure of the drilling fluids is …

Glenaras well suspended

Galilee Energy said the Glenaras 15L well’s deliverability has been beyond the initial design criteria, but production and downhole pump issues have arisen as the company attempts to maximise the well’s drawdown. Galilee has secured a workover rig and expects a larger downhole pump system to be installed within the next two weeks, meanwhile the …