Falcon Oil & Gas has advised that operations continue following the hydraulic stimulation of the Kyalla 117 well in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin, Northern Territory.
Following a short initial flow back of hydraulic fracture stimulation fluid to surface, the well was subsequently shut in and production tubing was installed and tested.
Falcon outlined that flow back operations recommenced in later October, with the well currently flowing back at a rate of 500 barrels a day with minor gas breakthrough observed to date.
Last month, joint venture partner Origin Energy announced that it had completed 11 stages of hydraulic stimulation of the horizontal Kyalla 117 well at the Beetaloo project.
Falcon added that the 11 stages along the 1579m horizontal section in the lower Kyalla formation had been completed, with the stimulation treatments also executed.
The company stated that activities had commenced in preparation for the blowback and extended production test, and early stage gas flow rates were expected in the coming weeks.
“We look forward to the next phase of operations with the production testing of the Kyalla 117 well and will update the market as results become available,” Falcon chief executive officer Philip O’Quigley said.
The JV plans to commence fracture stimulation of the Kyalla 117 well during the third or fourth quarter of this year.
Falcon reported that production testing for the well had been extended, with initial results from the production test expected during the fourth quarter and a final result due by the end of the first quarter of 2021.