Comet Ridge drills second Mahalo North 2 lateral well section
Australian coalbed methane producer Comet Ridge has successfully drilled the second Mahalo North 2 dual lateral well section in ATP 2048 in Queensland, it said on November 15.
The Mahalo North 2 dual lateral well is located in the southern part of ATP 2048, approximately 3.7 km to the north of the existing Mahalo pilot scheme, and 450 m to the west-southwest of the recently drilled Mahalo North 1 well.
High drilling fluid losses were experienced whilst drilling this second lateral section, above what was experienced when drilling the first lateral, Comet Ridge said. “This would indicate that both lateral wellbore sections have encountered an established natural fracture network in the coal reservoir, which bodes well for future production performance,” it added.
Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the company is now gearing up for production testing, which is expected to start next month. Comet Ridge is the operator of ATP 2048 and has 100% interest in the permit.