Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
(“Falcon” or the “Company”)
Kyalla 117 N2-1H ST2 Update
October 7, 2021 – Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. (TSXV: FO, AIM: FOG) notes that production tests are now complete and the well closed at Kyalla 117 N2-1H ST2 (“Kyalla 117”) In the Beetaloo sub-basin, Northern Territory, Australia with our joint venture partner, Origin Energy B2 Pty Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited.
As reported in the Company’s press release of July 20, 2021, while Kyalla 117 circulated liquid-rich gas unassisted for intermittent periods, production was not sustained and there were indications of a potential restriction of the bottom flow.
On September 14, coil operations resumed at Kyalla 117. No apparent restrictions or blockages were identified in the production casing. After rising nitrogen, the well was able to sink without assistance at flow rates between 0 (i.e. flow rates too low to be measured) and 1.5 MMcsfd for five days before filling with water. Gas composition data is not yet available, but gas density data is similar to that measured in the previous test phase. Traces of condensate were also observed.
Further analysis will be undertaken, including additional core analysis and well design considerations, to allow a conclusion to be drawn on the results of operations at Kyalla 117, which will inform the future approach to further drilling and drilling. testing of the Kyalla area in the Beetaloo submarine. -Bowl.
The objective of the current exploration campaign was to collect data on the three main permit areas: Velkerri dry gas, Velkerri liquids rich and Kyalla liquids rich. Despite the challenges, the Kyalla remains a viable target within the Beetaloo. Kyalla 117 was the first horizontal well targeting Kyalla and achieved its primary technical objective of demonstrating the potential for liquid-rich gas flow from Kyalla.
Reminder on gas composition
The initial analysis of natural gas by gas chromatography confirmed a gas flow rich in liquids and poor in CO2 as following:
- VS1 = 65.03 mol%
- VS2 = 18.72 mole%
- VS3 = 8.37 mol%
- iC4 = 1.29 mole%
- NC4 = 2.03 mol%
- VS5+ = 2.73 mol%
- CO2 = 0.91 mole%
- NOT2 = 0.92 mole%
The high C3+ 14.42 mol% gas component, confirmed the Lower Kyalla shale as a liquid-rich gas deposit. The gas composition data also supports the view that the Kyalla gas stream will have high LPG and condensate yields.
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Philip O’Quigley (CEO of Falcon) commented:
“Information gathered from this first horizontal well drilled in the Kyalla Liquid Rich Zone, including the high liquids component, has confirmed that Kyalla remains an attractive target for further assessment. Our immediate focus will now be on the Velkerri play area where we are currently drilling a new exploration well into the potentially fluid-rich flank of the basin; an area of major interest for the Beetaloo sub-basin. We look forward to updating the market as soon as the results of this well are available ”
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This announcement was reviewed by Dr Gábor Bada, Technical Operations Manager of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Dr Bada received his degree in geology from Eötvös L. University in Budapest, Hungary, and his doctorate from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He is a member of the AAPG.
About Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd.
Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is an international oil and gas company engaged in the exploration and development of unconventional oil and gas assets, with the current portfolio focused on Australia, South Africa and Hungary. Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd is incorporated in British Columbia, Canada and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a technical team based in Budapest, Hungary.
Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited is a c. 98% subsidiary of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd. Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited (ASX: ORG) (“Origin Energy“) are joint venture partners in the Beetaloo project.
For more information on Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd., please visit www.falconoilandgas.com
About Origin Energy
Origin Energy is one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies. Origin is a leading energy retailer with approximately 4.2 million accounts receivable, has approximately 7,500 MW of proprietary and contracted power generation capacity, and is also a major supplier of natural gas. Origin is the upstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, which supplies natural gas to domestic markets and exports LNG on long-term contracts.
Glossary of terms
|VS3+||Propane and heavier constituents of natural gas|
|VS5+||Pentane and the heavier constituents of natural gas|
|LNG||Liquefied natural gas|
|LPG||Liquefied petroleum gas|
|MMscf / d||Million standard cubic feet per day|
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Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive and that these factors and risks are difficult to predict. Actual results may differ materially from results suggested in forward-looking statements. Falcon assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or to update the reasons why actual results may differ from those reflected in forward-looking statements unless and until applicable securities laws. Falcon demand it. Additional information identifying risks and uncertainties is contained in documents filed by Falcon with Canadian securities regulators, which documents are available at www.sedar.com, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in the annual information form.
Notice regarding initial production rates
Any reference in this press release to initial production rates is helpful in confirming the presence of hydrocarbons; however, these rates do not determine the rates at which these wells will continue to produce and decline thereafter and are not necessarily indicative of long-term performance or ultimate recovery. While encouraging, readers are cautioned not to rely on such rates to calculate Falcon’s overall production. These rates are based on field estimates and may be based on the limited data currently available.
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