Range Pilot Update - Range-8 Spuds and Range-7 Completed
The Range-8 well has a target depth of 680m below rotary table (RT) and will be completed across the three seams of the Walloon Coal Measures. The pilot wells will be tested over several months to confirm water and gas flow rates.
The second well in the programme, Range-7, was successfully executed in line with the well plan. Total Depth (TD) was reached at 680m RT and the Walloons coals were intercepted over a depth range from 214m RT to 607m RT. The well was successfully cased and suspended with a slotted liner over the coals and the well was prepared for completion. The wells will be brought online once all pilot wells are drilled and completed and the wellhead facilities have been commissioned.
Further updates will be provided as the programme progresses.
About the Range Gas Project
The Range Gas Project is a 50:50 Joint Venture between Central and a wholly owned subsidiary of Incitec Pivot Limited (ASX:IPL) in ATP 2031, a 77 km2 permit located in the Surat Basin, Queensland. The Range Gas Project contains an estimated 270 PJ* of 2C Contingent Gas Resource (Central share: 135 PJ*) and is positioned for development to take advantage of an expected shortfall of gas supply in eastern Australia by 2024.
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About Central Petroleum Limited
Central Petroleum Limited (ASX:CTP) is a well-established, and emerging ASX-listed Australian oil and gas producer. In our short history, Central has grown to become the largest onshore gas producer in the Northern Territory (NT), supplying industrial customers and senior gas distributors in NT and the wider Australian east coast market.
Central is positioned to become a significant domestic energy supplier, with exploration and development plans across 180,000 km2 of tenements in Queensland and the Northern Territory, including some of Australia's largest known onshore conventional gas prospects. Central has also completed an MoU with Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) to progress the proposed Amadeus to Moomba Gas Pipeline to a Final Investment Decision.
We are also seeking to develop the Range gas project, a new gas field located among proven CSG fields in the Surat Basin, Queensland with 135 PJ (net to Central) of development-pending 2C contingent resource.
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