WestSide has reported that the Glenlyon 2 appraisal well has been spudded in the Galilee Basin, located in ATP 974P, northwest Queensland.
This Glenlyon 2 well is situated nearby Glenlyon 1 that is approximately 70 km to the southern part of Richmond and has been spudded during November 2011. Currently, the service rig is drilling forward.
It is anticipated that the target coal seams may exist in Glenlyon 2 well from around 1,150 m. These coal seams will be cored for finding the composition and content of the gas.
Drilling of the Glenlyon 1 well was done to a 1,101 m depth, previous to the drilling difficulty below this depth due to obstacles.
Casing and cementing of the Great Artesian Basin (GAB) aquifers were performed, along with the design of the well in order to conserve the reliability and avert the connection between the well’s aquifers and further drilling works.
According to the plan, the Glenlyon 1 well has been currently stopped and dumped.
The gathered information from the Glenlyon 1 well is being employed for the fresh well drilling and for additional appraisal of the region.
The company has planned to explore up to four wells and this Glenlyon 2 well is the second. These four wells are to examine the prospective of the hydrocarbon at the Permian-age Aramac Coal and Betts Creek Measures located all over the basin.
The company has 51% of operating interest in ATP 978P and ATP 974P, by having a joint venture business with Mitusi E&P Australia that has 49% interest in these two tenements.
The location of the tenements in the Galilee Basin’s northwest part encloses a joint region of 14,480 sq. km, where the company has considered having gas of up to 21 trillion cubic feet.