Comet Ridge ramps up gas output at Mahalo North 1
Comet Ridge on June 21 said that the Mahalo North 1 well in Queensland continues to increase gas output, currently producing over 310mn ft3/day, an almost fourfold increase since the restart of the production test on May 26.
The company previously reported a gas production rate of 85mn ft3/day when the production test was paused in mid-May to install the larger pump.
Dewatering of the coal continues with the well maintaining a consistent water production rate of approximately 1,560 barrels/day of water compared to the original pump’s capacity of up to 800 b/d. Gas production is increasing daily as reservoir pressure reduces, Comet Ridge said.
“Modelling indicates this well is draining a large area of reservoir, which is encouraging for Mahalo North’s productivity,” Comet Ridge managing director, Tor McCaul, said. “It also provides us with flexibility for future well spacing to optimise development and achieve strong ultimate gas recovery from each production well.”
Comet Ridge has tenement interests and a suite of prospective projects in Queensland and New South Wales. Its flagship Mahalo Gas Hub project consists of natural gas blocks close to Gladstone in Queensland.
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