Vintage Reports Gas Flow from Queensland Well
Sydney-listed Vintage Energy on August 6 said a “strong gas flare” had been observed over the flow-back of stimulation fluid ahead of the flow testing of Vali-1 ST1 well in Queensland.
“Recovery of the injected stimulation fluids has reached approx. 40%, with the gas rate reaching 3.7mn ft3/day through a 38/64 inch choke at a wellhead pressure of 800psi. These early indications bode well for gas rates as the joint venture will be increasing the choke size during the upcoming flow testing programme,” the company said.
The ATP 2021 joint venture (Vintage 50% and operator, Metgasco Ltd 25% and Bridgeport 25%) awarded the Vali-1 ST1 fracture stimulation activities to Condor Energy Services. The six-stage fracture stimulation of Vali-1 ST1 well was completed late last month. The Vali discovery in Queensland was announced in January this year.
“To see these good early gas rates and high well head pressure while flowing stimulation fluid back is highly encouraging, vindicating our optimism about the potential of this gas field,” Vintage managing director, Neil Gibbins, said. “With the flare observed to date, and the successful clean-up of the well, we are looking forward to what will hopefully be very promising results from the Vali-1 ST1 flow test.”