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Reid’s Dome advanced through production testing

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State Gas spent the December 2021 quarter following up good outcomes from the Rougemont-2 core hole at Rolleston-West, and further progressing the reserves at Reid’s Dome in Central Queensland.

The company says the goal was to deliver much needed natural gas to an increasingly tight domestic and worldwide gas market.

State Gas commenced an initiative to address decarbonisation, entering into a Memorandum of Understanding with mineral exploration company Rockminsolutions.

The project will investigate the potential of a site on the western boarder of Rolleston-West to securely sequester large volumes of carbon underground.

State Gas said production testing at Rolleston-West has included ongoing pumping to slowly reduce water levels at Rougemont-2, to minimise the potential for sudden pressure changes to damage to the reservoir.

Gas flows are steady with consistent growth and are expected to increase significantly once the coals are fully exposed.

Encouraged by this success and the high gas contents in the area, State Gas also undertook production enhancement activities at the Nyanda-8 and Serocold-1 wells to establish the potential of these wells to deliver results similar to the Nyanda-4 well.

The Nyanda8 well was jetted and the test recommenced in November 2021, and the Serocold-1 well was sleeved and the test recommenced in December 2021.

State Gas executive chairman Richard Cottee says he’s very pleased to see consistent production from the Rougemont-2 and Nyanda-8 production tests.

“While volumes are initially small, I am expecting we’ll see significant increases in gas flows in the coming weeks,” he says

“The Rolleston-West Gas Project includes a significant area of Bandanna Coals in Central Queensland, and we remain excited about its potential in the east coast gas market.”

State Gas will continue to provide updates as activities progress.

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