Norwest Energy has advised that operator Energy Resources has commenced production testing operations at the Lockyer Deep-1 gas discovery well in the Perth Basin.
The six-day test program is designed to determine well deliverability, reservoir quality and gas composition across a 25 m interval of the Kingia Sandstone (4041.5 m to 4066.75 m, MDRT).
The initial main flow period ran for several hours, during which flow was increased through a number of increasing choke settings. A maximum sustained flow rate of 102 mmscfd (million standard cubic feet per day) was achieved through a 76/64-inch choke, with a maximum instantaneous gas flow rate of 117 mmscfd; one of the highest rates recorded onshore Australia.
Norwest managing director Iain Smith said it was an incredible result with the Lockyer Deep-1 well once again surpassing even our own expectations.
“This is the highest gas flow rate seen thus far in the Perth Basin gas play, a low level of impurities and with associated condensate providing a significant uplift in value. Our thanks go to Operator ERL and the crews from Aztech Well Construction and SGS for running a text-book operation. With planning underway for appraisal and additional exploration across our joint 1,725km2 acreage position, this is just the start and bodes well for an exciting 2022,” he said.