Falcon Oil and Gas Australia has completed drilling operations on the Amungee NW 3H (A3H) well in the Beetaloo sub-basin, Northern Territory (NT).
Completed with joint venture partner Tamboran Resources, the A3H well was drilled, cased and cemented to a total measured depth (TD) of 3837m.
This included a horizontal section of 1100 metres in the Amungee Member B-Shale.
According to Falcon, “significant gas” was encountered, which was in-line with pre-drill expectations.
“We are delighted to have successfully completed the A3H horizontal well section and are very encouraged by the drilling days achieved by H&P in reaching TD at A3H and the cost reductions recorded relative to A2H,” Falcon Oil and Gas Australia chief executive officer Philip O’Quigley said.
“We now look forward to the next phase of operations in the Beetaloo with the stimulation and extended production testing of SS1H commencing in November.”
Drilling took 17.9 days, at an average rate of 214m per day, which was 20 days faster than the Amungee 2H well.
A simulation program is set to commence in the second quarter of 2024, after the wet season in the NT.