AWE Limited, as Operator of Permits L1/L2 in the Perth Basin, Western Australia, advises that as at 06:00 hours (6.00am) AWST, the Senecio-3 appraisal well was at a measured depth of 2,691m in an 8 ½ inch hole and was running in the hole before drilling to planned total depth of 2,783m.
A section of core was cut from 2,637m to 2,691m, recovering 43.23m (80% core recovery) of Dongara/Wagina sandstone. Gas shows and fluorescence were observed while coring the well.
The Senecio-3 appraisal well is designed to test the unconventional gas potential in the western side of the Senecio reservoir. Core samples and log data will be collected and sent for analysis and AWE will not conduct hydraulic fracture stimulation on Senecio-3 at this stage.