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Odin flow testing complete


Vintage Energy and Metgasco have completed flow tests on the Odin-1 well in the Cooper Basin with promising results.

Vintage operates the Odin-1 well and holds a 42.5 per cent interest, while Metgasco holds around 21 per cent, with the remaining interests shared by Bridgeport and Impress.

Vintage perforated a total of 26.6 m over five intervals in the Toolachee formation, along with 7.5 m over two intervals in the Epsilon formation.

The main flow period for the test commenced on 27 October and has now been completed.

The final flow rate of gas was 6.5 million cubic feet per day (MMscfd) and 38 barrels of water per day.

Samples have been collected and will be analysed in due course; however, in-field measurements estimate the raw gas was made up of 78 per cent hydrocarbons and 22 per cent inserts, consistent with the company’s expectations.

While optimising choke settings during the flowing period, Vintage achieved a rate of 10.3 MMscfd, demonstrating significant further potential from these formations.

The well will now remain shut-in for around 10 days in order for the company to gather pressure data, after which a production logging tool will be run to gather information on zonal contributions.

This will help determine the reservoir and production characteristics of the perforated Toolachee and Epsilon formation zones to guide the design of the Odin Field appraisal.

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