State Gas Spuds Rougemont-3 Horizontal Well
State Gas Spuds Rougemont-3 Horizontal Well

Brisbane, Sep 16, 2022 AEST (ABN Newswire) - State Gas Limited (ASX:GAS) (STGSF:OTCMKTS) advises that it spudded its new Rougemont-3 horizontal well overnight.

Silver City Drilling Rig 20 is currently installing surface casing, with the well at 63m depth. The rig will drill two laterals into the Bandanna coal seams starting with the first lateral at approximately 290m true vertical depth. This lateral will be drilled horizontally for approximately 1,300m, intersecting with the Rougemont-2 vertical well at approximately 1,200m.

Following completion of the first lateral a second will be drilled approximately 30m below, again to intersect the Rougemont-2 vertical well, creating a total in-seam length of approximately 2 km.

A ranging tool has been inserted into the Rougemont-2 well to assist the drilling direction finding equipment

Once the laterals are complete the workover rig will return and replace the pump in Rougemont2. Production testing of the two wells, as an integrated well pair directly accessing more than 2 km of the reservoir, will then commence.

State Gas will provide further updates as drilling progresses.

About State Gas Limited

State Gas Limited ASX:GASState Gas Limited (ASX:GAS) is a Queensland-based developer of the Reid's Dome gas field, originally discovered during drilling in 1955, located in the Bowen Basin in Central Queensland. State Gas is 100%-owner of the Reid's Dome Gas Project (PL-231) a CSG and conventional gas play, which is well-located 30 kilometres southwest of Rolleston, approximately 50 kilometres from the Queensland Gas Pipeline and interconnected east coast gas network.

Permian coal measures within the Reid's Dome Beds are extensive across the entire permit but the area had not been explored for coal seam gas prior to State Gas' ownership. In late 2018 State Gas drilled the first coal seam gas well in the region (Nyanda-4) into the Reid's Dome Beds and established the potential for a significant coal seam gas project in PL 231. The extension of the coal measures into the northern and central areas of the permit was confirmed in late 2019 by the Company's drilling of Aldinga East-1A (12 km north) and Serocold-1 (6 km to the north of Nyanda-4).

State Gas is also the 100% holder Authority to Prospect 2062 ("Rolleston-West"), a 1,414 km2 permit (eight times larger than PL 231) that is contiguous with the Reid's Dome Gas Project. Rolleston-West contains highly prospective targets for both coal seam gas (CSG) and known conventional gas within the permit area. It is not restricted by domestic gas reservation requirements.

The contiguous areas (Reid's Dome and Rolleston-West), under sole ownership by State Gas, enable integration of activities and a unified super-gasfield development, providing economies of scale, efficient operations, and optionality in marketing.

State Gas is implementing its strategic plan to bring gas to market from Reid's Dome and Rolleston-West to meet near term forecast shortfalls in the east coast domestic gas market. The strategy involves progressing a phased appraisal program in parallel with permitting for an export pipeline and development facilities to facilitate the fastest possible delivery of gas to market. State Gas' current focus has been to confirm the producibility of the gas through production testing of the wells.




Lucy Snelling
Head, Corporate and Commercial

Richard Cottee
Executive Chairman

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