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Beach's Halifax-1 Vertical Well Flowing Gas at a Constrained Rate

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Beach Energy revealed Thursday that the Halifax-1 vertical well, located in the onshore ATP 855 permit, which started the constrained flow back of gas and stimulation fluid in early February, is now flowing gas at 3.2 million standard cubic feet per day through a 40/64 inch choke.

The company noted that the constrained rate is due to temperature restrictions on elements of the surface equipment. It is anticipated that the choke will be further opened as the ratio of gas to fluid in the well stream increases.

The well reached total depth at 13,999 feet (4,267 meters), after which a 14 stage fracture stimulation program was completed throughout the whole of the gas saturated Permian target zone. Seven stages were completed in the deeper Patchawarra Formation, one in the Murteree Shale, two in the Epsilon Formation, two in the Roseneath Shale, one in the Daralingie Formation and one in the Toolachee Formation.

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