NuEnergy Gas commences drilling for the first exploratory well RE-CBM-01CE at the Rengat Production Sharing Contract tenement in Central Sumatra, Indonesia.
Mobilisation of the rig commenced in early June for well RE-CBM-01CE which is located approx. 195 km South of Pekanbaru, Indonesia. The MCQ 700 fully hydraulic automated truck mounted rig is currently being used to drill to a depth of 495 meters. The hydraulic rig was selected as it is ideally suited to Coal Bed Methane (CBM) operations.
It is equipped with both coring and drilling top drives, requiring less manpower on site and provides a smaller footprint including the ease of inter-well mobilization. The hydraulic rig will be mobilised to the second well, RE-CBM-02CE located 30 km southwest of RE-CBM-01CE upon completion of drilling.
NGY will core, log and conduct permeability testing on coal formations to identify and map coal continuity across the basin and to understand the reservoir characteristics for further development.