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    Norwest reports "strong" gas flow from Lockyer Deep-1


The well is located in Western Australia's Perth basin.

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Norwest reports "strong" gas flow from Lockyer Deep-1

Sydney-listed Norwest Energy on March 14 reported “strong” gas flow from the Lockyer Deep-1 conventional well in Western Australia’s Perth basin.

In preparation for production testing, perforating operations were conducted from March 10 to 12. The objective of the operation was to perforate the 25 m Kingia reservoir gross pay interval from 4041.5 m to 4,066.75 m.


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“Upon completion of perforating operations, early strong gas flow was achieved through a 34/64” variable choke,” Norwest said.

The Kingia pay interval will be fully tested when the production test equipment package arrives on-site, with testing operations anticipated to start on or around March 25.

"These early results support the joint venture's view that Lockyer Deep-1 will outperform once production testing commences. The rapid cleanup followed by early, high flow rates confirms that we are dealing with an extremely high-quality gas reservoir,” Norwest managing director, Iain Smith, said. 

Norwest is partnered with Energy Resources, which is the operator of the project.