Pure Hydrogen wraps up 1st well at Project Venus
Australia’s Pure Hydrogen has started to complete the first Walloon coalbed methane (CBM) pilot well at Project Venus in Queensland’s Surat basin, it said on April 15.
The well will be set up for a controlled three-month draw-down test. Some 694 PJ of prospective gas resource has been certified for the Venus CBM project and an upgrade of this resource is expected this quarter, the company said.
“The results of this initial flow test programme will be used to design an expanded pilot, plan potential future field development and estimate water handling requirements,” it added.
Meanwhile, at its Botswana CBM project, the first of six appraisal wells as part of a fully carried A$6mn farm-out programme is due to be spudded next month. The six locations were firmed up after an extensive internal mapping programme by the operator, Botsgas.
The six-well appraisal programme includes steps outs ranging from 4 to tens of km. It is designed to upgrade the 2.38 trillion ft3 of interpreted CBM prospective gas resources certified to date, Pure Hydrogen said.