Senex Energy Limited has commenced an extended production test at the Burruna-2 oil discovery in southern Cooper-Eromanga Basin permit PEL 115 (Senex 80% and Operator, Orca Energy 20%).
Burruna-2 produced oil at a free-flow rate of more than 3,600 barrels of oil per day (bopd) on a 40/64' choke from the Namur Sandstone. Production will be restricted to approximately 800 bopd in the near term to allow for transportation scheduling and oil storage optimisation.
The extended production test will provide information to allow correct sizing of pumps and surface facilities for artificial lift and long term production planning.
Subject to successful appraisal, the Namur Sandstone is estimated to contain approximately 400,000 barrels of recoverable oil within the Burruna structure.