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Bass to commence Kiwi 1 EPT

Bass Oil has announced it will commence the Kiwi 1 extended production test (EPT) soon, now that the company has received project approvals and equipment required.

Earthworks at the site will commence when road access is re-established. This will allow for the workover rig to be mobilised.

Wild Desert Rig 4 has been identified as the rig to be used to complete the Kiwi well, which will be mobilised around late April.

The results of the test will likely be known within 60 days of commencement, or around mid-2024.

Bass Oil managing director Tino Guglielmo said the EPT is a key milestone for Bass’ growth plans in the Australian gas market.

“The main objective of this test is to gather the data required to confirm commerciality and to upgrade the potential of the surrounding prospects and leads,” he said.

“We have received a number of enquires from third party gas wholesalers interested in contracting gas from Kiwi and we will be running these negotiations in parallel to enable us to monetise the gas once the test is finalised and it demonstrates the commercial potential of the field.”

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