State Gas Sees Increased Flow at Queensland CBM Well
Queensland-focused gas explorer State Gas on September 16 said that gas flow rates at its Nyanda-4 well at the Reid’s Dome gas project (PL231) had increased exponentially since its last production update last week.
“The Nyanda-4 well has been flowing gas at rates exceeding peak production recorded during testing in January this year, with rates overnight above 240,000 ft3/day,” it said.
State Gas executive chairman, Richard Cottee, said that the boost in gas production at Nyanda-4 followed the installation of customised pumping equipment built in Canada to suit the local conditions at Reid’s Dome.
“Seeing the well improve gas production and now exceed previous flow rates using the customised pumps is very encouraging for the development of the whole Reid’s Dome gas field,” Cottee said.
Nyanda-4, sunk in late 2018, was the first coalbed methane well to be drilled at the Reid’s Dome gas project. Located in the southern part of PL231, the well intersected 40-m net coal and a further 25-m of carbonaceous shales, as well as a number of conventional tight gas sands.