Positive results flow from Amungee well test
Positive results from extended production testing at the Amungee NW-1 well in the Northern Territory’s Beetaloo Basin have increased our understanding of the Velkerri dry gas play.
Average gas rates of 1.23 million cubic feet per day (1.23 MMscf/d) have been observed over the first three weeks of production testing, however importantly the majority of these flows came from only a portion of the well.
The result from this section, which has been independently verified, can now reasonably be considered to represent the deliverability that could be achieved across the full production zone of this and further wells drilled and fracture stimulated in the same Velkerri shale formation. It suggests a normalised gas flow rate equivalent of between 5.2 and 5.8 million cubic feet per day (MMscf/d) per 1,000m of lateral.
These results significantly increase our assessment of potential deliverability and commerciality of future wells in this area and supports the decision to undertake a second extended production test at the Amungee well as part of this year’s work program.
While further work will be required in coming years to determine if the result can be reproduced on a larger scale, this result indicates the Velkerri dry gas play may be in line with commercial shale plays around the world, based on normalised production rates.
The Origin Beetaloo Exploration Project is a multi-year project, which if viable, will deliver long-term economic, social and environmental benefits in Australia and Asia.