State Gas Ramps Up Output at Queensland Well
Australian gas explorer State Gas on February 11 said gas production at its Nyanda-4 coalbed methane (CBM) well in Queensland continues to build up.
“Gas production at the Nyanda-4 well continues to build. As at 6am today (approximately three weeks after the well was recommissioned) the well was producing at the rate of 100,000 ft3/day, and rising,” it said. “This rate is materially higher than the rates achieved at similar stages in prior testing.”
State Gas is undertaking production testing of three CBM wells in the Nyanda area at Reid’s Dome gas project in the Bowen Basin in central Queensland.
The company said that dewatering of the Nyanda-7 started two weeks ago and the water level in the well is now approaching the top of the coal seams. “Gas production is expected to become measurable shortly after the level drops below the coals,” it said.
Meanwhile, State Gas said its Nyanda-8 well was producing approximately 5,000 ft3/d of gas. “With dewatering also underway at Nyanda-8, the water level in that well has just dropped below the top coal seam, and gas produced from the well has now become measurable and is continuing to rise.”