Central Petroleum Limited advises that the Surprise West-1 well has commenced production. The initial flow rates from Surprise West-1 have exceeded expectation, producing around 675 barrels of oil (flush production, not on pump) in an initial 24 hour period.
This initial 24-hour flush production is very encouraging, flowing at a rate of around 70% higher than the maximum flow rate achieved during the extended production test.
A pump has been installed and following final commissioning later this week will be available to enhance production and oil recovery over the life of the well. Initial storage tanks and related production infrastructure have been installed at site in order to make production available for sale.