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Galilee Energy to test ATP 529P commercial flows of the R1 coal seam

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World Coal,

Less than three weeks after finishing the ATP 529P acquisition from AGL Energy Ltd, Galilee Energy Ltd mobilises a workover rig and is set to commence operations at the 100%-owned ATP 529P project in the Galilee Basin, Queensland, Australia.

The R1 coal seam testing programme is now in progress and will initially focus on a workover of the five existing Glenaras pilot wells, which is expected to take approximately six weeks.

The program entails establishing a bridge plug below the R1 seam to isolate the lower seams previously tested in these pilot wells. The company will then perforate the R1 coal seam and re-install pumps.

Following the completion of the wells, they will be put on production. It is intended that this well completion will target the production potential of the uppermost R1 coal seam, allowing pressure drawdown of the coal without contribution from neighbouring sands. The first phase of the production testing is predicted to take between six and nine months.

Managing Director Peter Lansom commented: “The speed of the rig mobilisation has been first rate and in line with our strategy of maximising the value of our foundation asset ATP 529P. The rig was mobilised less than 3 weeks after completion of the ATP 529P acquisition and Galilee assuming operatorship of the project. The upcoming workovers and R1 coal seam test will be crucial in converting our recently expanded ATP 529P Contingent Resources into Reserves”.

Edited from press release by Harleigh Hobbs

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