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Origin ramps up activity at Beetaloo well

Norwest Energy

Origin Energy, with joint venture partner Falcon Oil & Gas, has completed 11 stages of hydraulic stimulation of the horizontal Kyalla 117 well at the Beetaloo project in the Northern Territory.

Falcon last week reported 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 added 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.

The results will inform Falcon to either further evaluate the liquids-rich gas play or commence activities in the Velkerri liquids-rich gas play.

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.

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