Australia-listed Austin Exploration has started production from the gas processing plant at its wholly-owned Pathfinder property, in the US state of Colorado.
The plant extracts heavy liquids from the gaseous product at the field and readies the wells to produce pipeline quality methane gas.
Austin said its Niobrara-1 horizontal well at Pathfinder produces roughly 8% to 10% heavy gases.
“This is a significant milestone in the large scale development of our flagship Pathfinder property in Colorado, as it delivers early stage revenue from the project,” Austin chief executive Mark Hart said on Monday.
“The successful installation of our processing plant is a critical component for the commercialisation of the significant amount of gas reserves contained within this property.”