Strike Energy Limited has successfully completed the preliminary testing operations at Davenport 1 in PEL 94 (Beach Energy Limited 50% (Operator), STX 35% and Senex Energy Limited 15%.
Completion, flow back and testing operations at Davenport 1 commenced on 2 August 2014. A Patchawarra Vu coal zone was perforated and a small fracture stimulation treatment pumped.
Coil tubing operations, including nitrogen pumping, were then undertaken to clean the wellbore and to artificially lift fluid out of the well. Encouraging hydrocarbon shows were observed via gas detector at surface throughout the duration of the nitrogen lift operations and an estimated 90% of the frac fluid was recovered during the flow back period.