AWE reported that the Henry-2 ST1 DW1 (Development Well) has achieved a clean up flow estimated at 44 million cubic feet of gas per day. The well test was constrained by surface facilities.
Following completion of the testing programme, the Ocean Patriot drilling rig will be released which will end the current phase of drilling operations in VIC/P 44.
The recent drilling campaign, which included the drilling of the Pecten East-1, Netherby-1 (Pilot), Netherby-1 DW1, Henry-2 (Pilot) and Henry-2 DW1 ST1 wells has successfully extended the area of prospectivity in the permit and also resulted in a substantial lift in the gas reserves for the block.
This program involved developing the existing Henry field discovery, and more importantly, completing for production, the Netherby field, a new field discovered in this drilling campaign.
The completion of the new pipeline connecting the Henry and Netherby gas fields to the existing Casino facilities will add to the productive capacity of the region when completed in 1H 2009.
Bruce Wood, AWE's Managing Director, said, "The Casino joint venture should be proud of the recent work completed in the permit, where offshore gas discoveries can be scheduled into production within 12 months of the discovery.
"We look forward to further such co-operative ventures in the Australian gas market."
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