Following the commencement of drilling at Ramsay 2, Gold Hydrogen has announced that hydrogen has been detected at the site.
The surface casing on Ramsay 2 was set at 192m, in the top of the Parara limestone. The company confirmed that hydrogen was measured at shallow levels of 192m and has continued to be detected across selected zones within the Cambrian limestone section.
“The MDT results are exciting for us as it demonstrates that the limestone has suitable porosity and permeability to allow natural hydrogen to be produced,” Gold Hydrogen managing director Neil McDonald said.
“Although early days, this result is likely to lead to Australia’s first natural hydrogen discovery.”
Due to the encouraging results, drilling stopped 290m so wireline logs could be conducted to obtain downhole reservoir samples to that depth.
During this time, Gold Hydrogen recovered four down hole samples to surface and preliminary analysis showcased elevated hydrogen levels.
Following this, drilling recommenced with an expected total depth of the well expected to reach 1100m.
The company confirmed that although the results are preliminary, Ramsay 2 continues to follow in Ramsay 1’s results as well as the historical Ramsay oil bore.