Jade Gas starts six well drilling programme in Mongolia
Australia’s Jade Gas has started drilling at its flagship TT coalbed methane (CBM) project in the Tavantolgoi basin in Mongolia, it said on November 29. The first of the six wells, Red Lake 1, was spudded on November 28.
The well is expected to take 25 days to reach total depth at around 850 m. Red Lake 1 and the second well, Red Lake 2, will be cored, logged and tested. The four remaining wells are to be used in the 2022 testing and pilot programme.
At the conclusion of the programme, Jade will have the permeability, gas content, saturation and compositional information necessary to assess the CBM resource potential in the central area of the project.
“This data will be integral to the design of the follow-up pilot programme where the cased and suspended wells will be used as either production wells, or monitoring wells, to assess the performance of the coal seams during testing,” the company said.