Entek advised that based on the encouraging oil shows recorded while drilling Battle Mountain 14-15A in late 2009, the decision has been made to continue drilling past the original Total Depth of 7,684 feet to 7,800 feet. As part of the process of changing Operatorship, related to the planned deepening of the well, Entek has had to submit new permitting to the appropriate regulatory body. As a result, the
Operations on Battle Mountain 14-15A in Cooper Basin will recommence as soon as permitting compliance is completed, anticipated to be during the week commencing July 12th 2010.
Initial preparations for this work involved circulating the well clean with brine fluid, during which approximately 60 barrels of gaseous light crude oil was circulated out of the wellbore into site storage.
Coalbed Methane Well Re-completions – While waiting for applicable regulatory approvals at Battle Mountain 14-15A, anticipated to be received the week commencing July 12th 2010, the workover rig has been diverted to carry out re-completions on the following coalbed methane wells.
The re-completions involve:
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