Samson Oil & Gas has confirmed a commercial production rate of its recent drilling success in Brazoria County, Texas, on October 22nd and 23rd when the Davis Bintliff -1 well was completed and flow tested at 6.17 mmscfd and 74 bopd with no water production at tubing pressure of 9738 psig. The well was previously perforated from 14,341 to 14,359 feet and 14,354 to 14,368 feet.
The flow test results have added significant value to Samson's proved developed producing assets. Because the well is located in the Gulf Coast Basin, the gas produced will be sold at Henry Hub prices, currently around US $6.90 per MMBTU. It is expected that, at current prices, the well will generate net income to Samson of US $160,000 per month from the sale of gas and condensate.
The test results are consistent with the Company's expectation based on both the drilling data and the electronic logging information gathered during the drilling process. The flow rate in the test was constrained by a relatively small, 13/64th surface choke setting to ensure that the production casing was not subjected to mechanical stress that could have compromised its structural integrity. Given the reservoir pressure that can be implied from the results of the test, it is believed that this flow rate will be maintained over the producing life of the well, subject to the absence of any mechanical difficulties associated with the wellbore.
Over the next four weeks additional well completion activity is anticipated in conjunction with the construction of surface and pipeline facilities. When this activity is completed the Davis Bintliff -1 well will begin commercial production.
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