Origin confirms discovery at Kyalla
Origin has submitted a notification and initial report to the Northern Territory Government confirming the discovery of hydrocarbons at the Kyalla 117 N2-1H ST2 exploration well near Daly Waters.
The notification of discovery is supported by preliminary production test data and petrophysical data. It follows recent work to introduce nitrogen to lift the fluids in the well, allowing it to flow unassisted for a measurable period.
Origin Executive General Manager Integrated Gas, Mark Schubert said, “We are encouraged by the early results from the well, which has met our primary objective to flow liquids rich gas from the Kyalla formation.
“To support the well to flow continually without assistance we will now put in place longer term measures to flow back sufficient hydraulic fracture stimulation water, enabling production testing to commence in the coming months during the dry season.
“This is the first well to be successfully drilled into the Kyalla formation and we continue to gather important knowledge and data that will inform and refine our ongoing exploration activity in the Beetaloo,” Mr Schubert said.
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.