Flax Oil Production Imminent, Innamincka Declares

Australian firm Innamincka's 2008 drilling program of five wells was completed in May. All five wells, including three wells in the northern part of the Flax oilfield, were successful and were cased and suspended for future production.

Innamincka Petroleum anticipates oil production to commence from the Flax field in July, initially from the Flax 1 well followed by Flax 3, Flax 4 and Flax 2. The field compressor, which has been assembled and tested in Brisbane, will be installed in the field in July and gas injection is planned to commence in the August/September period. Starting in July, Flax 5, 6 and 7 and Flax East 1 will be fracture stimulated. These wells will be progressively tied into the field facilities as production wells. Innamincka Petroleum continues to target 1000 bopd production from the well pattern once full pressure support is established.