Norwest Energy: Gas Discovery Results Announced from Perth Basin Testing

Drilling Activity Details



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#1-Lockyer Deep
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Drilling Activity Summary


Norwest Energy announced that preliminary drilling results indicate a significant conventional gas discovery at #1-Lockyer Deep in Western Australia. The venture in Exploration Permit EP368 encountered gas in high-quality Kingia Sandstone with additional gas potential within High Cliff Sandstone in the Perth Basin. The well was drilled to 4,274 m. Elevated gas levels were found between 4,041 m and 4,067 m in the Kingia section with no gas/water contact across the greater Lockyer Deep/North Erregulla Deep structure. Elevated gas readings were observed in High Cliff Sandstone between 4,172 m and 4,214 m and additional hydrocarbon potential has also been encountered within the shallower Dongara/Wagina formation with fair-to-good oil shows within the upper 68 m of the interval (Dongara Sandstone). The project is a joint venture between Perth-based operator Norwest and Energy Resources Ltd.