Blue work re-starts after flood

 An aerial photo shows the flooded Depot Hill area south of the flood disaster area of Rockhamption on January 6, 2011. More heavy rains were forecast for Australia's northeast, threatening to worsen flooding after besieged Rockhampton cut supplies to

Flooding: Flooding which struck the central Queensland town of Rockhampton on 6 January restricted access to Blue Energy projects.

Work on ASX-listed Blue Energy’s Monslatt pilot wells at ATP814 has started again after flooding restricted access to the area.

The company deferred operations at the Monslatt-4, -5P, -6P, -7 and -8H wells, situated in central Queensland, after flooded creek crossings and poor road conditions blocked access.

Blue said today access had been restored to all wells except Monslatt-6, with no infrastructure damage at these wells recorded.

It was now working with landowners near the project and the local community to provide assistance where needed in post-flood recovery.

The company is planning to start a pilot production test at the Monslatt-7 well this week, with a rig on location at Monslatt-5, preparing to drill multiple short radius/small bore lateral wells ahead of a similar test.

Once completed, downhole pumps will be run and the well will be put on pilot production test.

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