Orca Senex mark success at unconventional gas well in Cooper Basin

Orca Energy and Senex Energy have announced that gas is flowing from its Kingston Rule-1 unconventional gas well located in Australia's Cooper Basin. According to Senex Energy, the constrained rate of gas flowing from the well reached 1.2 million cubic feet per day during clean up and flow back activities. 

Clean up and flow back activities were expected to continue for another week week as gas continues to flare from the well. Senex Energy said gas flow from the well has been constrained by a 32/64 inch choke while wellhead pressure continues to increase.

The company said it successfully fracture stimulated four zones in the Patchawarra Formation tight gas sands and one zone in the Epsilon Formation, all located in the Cooper Basin.

The total depth of the Kingston Rule-1 well is more than 9,400 feet.

"Initial gas flow rates from Kingston Rule-1 have met and exceeded the prime objective of mobilizing significant gas to surface from a tight sand reservoir," said Senex Managing Director Ian Davies. "This result confirms our confidence in the Cooper Basin as a world-class energy precinct."

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