Australia: Galilee coal gas, shale core drilling starts

By OGJ editors
HOUSTON, May 23
-- Exoma Energy Ltd., Brisbane, has mobilized a rig to drill a 12-well core hole series to test for coal seam gas and shale gas prospects in the Galilee basin in central Queensland.

The 12 prospects are in ATP 991P, ATP 996P, ATP 999P, and ATP 1008P. The first well, Saltern-1, is to spud on May 26 with a primary target of CSG in Permian coal measures. The company expects to drill shale gas wells in ATP 1005P using a second rig.

Saltern-1 is the first well to be drilled under the joint venture with CNOOC Galilee Gas Co. Pty. Ltd. Exoma is operator with a 50% interest in its five Galilee basin permits totaling 26,840 sq km. CNOOC Galilee will contribute the first $50 million of exploration expenditure to earn a 50% interest in each permit.

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