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Eastern Star and AGL continue to develop NSW gas

Eastern Star Gas has announced a 79 per cent increase to 602 petajoules (PJ) in the certified 2P gas reserves of the Narrabri Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Project, located in northern New South Wales.

It is expected that further progressive increases in certified gas reserves will be realised as production from the Bibblewindi multi-lateral production pilot continues to ramp-up and as new production pilots, including the Bibblewindi West lateral pilot and the Dewhurst lateral pilot, are completed.

The Narrabri CSG joint venture remains confident that 2P reserves of at least 1,300 PJ will be certified by the end of 2009.

Meanwhile AGL has drilled five wells at Camden on the Sydney Basin, with development drilling to recommence this month. In the Hunter, community relations, land approvals and an ongoing exploration project are planned to provide data for initial reserves certification in the 2011 financial year.

Five pilot wells have also been drilled at the Galilee Basin, and are awaiting completion and construction of a water handling facility, with production testing to commence in the 2010 financial year.

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