Red Gully: Testing successful
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The Red Gully-1 well programme was carried out in EP 389 by the joint venture, with 9.9 million cubic feet of gas per day flowing to surface during initial testing.
Empire perforated and tested the Cattamarra formation B sands, which is expected to be finalised over the weekend.
About 24 metres of the B sands formation was perforated over five zones.
Empire test initial results showed a similar quality in the sands to that of the Red Gully-1 D sands.
Samples have been taken for further testing.
The Red Gully-1 well head was replaced and a gauge run was carried out on the Gingin West-1 well to determine down-hole pressure.
Personnel from Expro, which carried out the testing, will leave the site this weekend, which production scheduled to restart next week.
Empire chief executive Ken Aitken said this was an excellent result for the Cattamarra B Sands.
“The B Sand recoverable reserves are expected to be significantly larger than the D Sands which has produced over the last 9 months,” he said.
The well programme was aimed at boosting gas sales and enabling the joint venture to get independent reserves certification at Red Gully.
Empire recently increased its stake in the project, after winning a court battle.
The court ruled the company’s 68.75% interest would be raised to 76.39% as a result of Wharf Resources’ withdrawal.
Empire and partner ERM Gas brought the matter before the court when Wharf failed to pay cash calls regarding work in the permit.
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