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Origin, Falcon initiate Beetaloo activities

Clean Energy Future Fund

Origin Energy and Falcon Oil & Gas has started its 2021 work program, starting with operations at Kyalla 117 in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory.

Onsite operations at the Kyalla 117 have begun, with rigging up now complete and clean-up operations resumed.

Falcon advised that these operations, if successful, will result in a extended production test (EPT) being carried out to determine the expected longer-term performance of the well.

Chief executive officer Philip O’Quigley said the commencement of operations at Kyalla 117 is an exciting first step for the planned 2021 work program.

“This will cover three different plays in the Beetaloo providing key information that will help determine the future appraisal and development program,” he said.

The 2021 work program includes: targeting the Velkerri play along the south-eastern flank of the Beetaloo sub-Basin, which predicted to be in a liquids rich gas window; and drill a vertical pilot well to acquire core, run logs and perform diagnostic fracture injection test data across the Velkerri.

The JV outlined that it is planning to drill a vertical pilot well, Velkerri 76 well, to acquire core and log and run diagnostic fracture injection test data across the Velkerri.

Construction of the Velkerri 76 well lease pad was completed in early December 2019, with environmental approval to drill and fracture stimulate the Velkerri Flank well granted in late December 2019.