Senex Energy: Monthly Drilling Report, May 2018

During the month of May, Senex completed drilling on the Gemba-1 gas exploration well in the South Australian Cooper Basin, concluding the drilling program for FY18.

Gemba-1 gas exploration well (PEL 516: Senex 100% and operator)South-west Cooper Basin, South Australia

The Gemba-1 gas exploration well is located on the south-west margin of the Allunga Trough, a proven gas fairway, approximately 37 kilometres south west of the Moomba Oil and Gas Processing Facility (see figure 1).

Designed to evaluate the gas potential of the low-permeability intra-Patchawarra sandstones, the well successfully intersected gas in the target zones with volumes ahead of pre-drill expectations. The well was extended to a total depth of 2,795 metres (from 2,685 metres) given encouraging gas shows in the Dullingari group, representing a potential new gas play.

Senex is currently developing a fracture stimulation and testing program for the evaluation of Gemba-1, targeted for early FY19.


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PEL 516 Exploration well South Australia Cooper Basin




Report time: 1200 (CST) 01/06/2018Spud date: 23/04/2018
Current depth: 2,795 metres MDTarget depth: 2,685 metres MDActivity: Cased and suspended

Intra-Patchawarra Formation



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