Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP)(OTCMKTS:CPTLF) ("Company" or "Central") advises that the Palm Valley 13 well ("PV13") has been ramped up to 6.3 TJ/d, and the Palm Valley field is now delivering 12.4 TJ/d of sales gas.

The well is currently limited at this rate by the nameplate capacity of the wellhead skid which was redeployed from the PV1 well after it failed to restart. Reusing the PV1 skid enabled an accelerated online date whilst matching expected flowrates and minimising capital costs. This has contributed to the tie-in project being delivered significantly under budget. Engineering investigations are now underway to determine the upper capacity limit of the skid, which may allow incremental increases to the well flow rate over the coming weeks.

Production from PV13 has approximately doubled field deliverability and is anticipated to make a significant contribution to Central's gas sales going forward. Early production data from PV13 is being incorporated into an updated forecast of field production potential.


About Central Petroleum Limited

Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) is an oil and gas explorer and producer listed on the Australian Securities Exchange focused on supplying the domestic gas market. Central is advancing several separate projects across what is regarded as the biggest package of proven and prospective oil and gas acreage across central Australia. This spread of assets gives Central multiple options for growth and development. 88% of this land being gas prone has led to the Company's focus on becoming a major domestic gas producer.

 

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