Beetaloo Basin, Australia

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Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Limited (“Falcon Australia”) is a majority owned subsidiary of Falcon Oil & Gas Ltd,

Falcon Australia is an Australian unlisted public company, engaged in the exploration and development of world class conventional and unconventional oil & gas resources in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory.

Falcon Australia holds a 30% interest in approximately 4.6 million gross acres comprised of Exploration Permits 98,  76, and 117 covering the majority of the Beetaloo Basin.

On 21 August 2014, Falcon Oil & Gas Australia Ltd. (“Falcon Australia”) completed a Farm-Out Agreement and Joint Operating Agreements (collectively “the Agreements”) with Origin Energy Resources Limited, a subsidiary of Origin Energy Limited (“Origin”) and Sasol Petroleum Australia Limited, a subsidiary of Sasol Limited (“Sasol”), collectively referred to herein as “the Farminees”, each farming into 35% of Falcon’s Exploration Permits in the Beetaloo Basin, Australia (“the Permits”).

On 29 May 2015 Falcon announced that drilling operations have commenced on its initial three well fully funded drilling campaign in the Beetaloo Basin, in the Northern territory of Australia.

Map of proposed well locations



Highlights:

  • Civil works on the first well, “Kalala S-1” are now under way with the spudding on target for the end of June 2015.
  • Kalala S-1 is located within exploration permit 98, with access from the existing Carpentaria Highway and will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 2,800 meters.
  • The well is targeting the Middle Velkerri formation to assess hydrocarbon saturation and reservoir quality.
  • Kalala S-1 is to be operated by Origin Resources Limited (“Origin”) (35%) with partners Sasol Petroleum Australia Limited (“Sasol”) (35%) and Falcon (30%).



Kalala S-1 is the first of Falcon’s fully carried, 2015 three well drilling and evaluation programme in the Beetaloo Basin, Northern Territory, Australia, operated by Origin. It is anticipated that the mobilisation of the rig to “Kalala S-1” well site will happen shortly with the spudding of this first exploration well on target for the end of June.

It is expected that Kalala S-1 will be drilled to a total depth of approximately 2,800 meters and that drilling will take approximately 35 to 50 days. Kalala S-1 is located within exploration permit 98, with access from the existing Carpentaria Highway.

Falcon is fully carried for all 2015 drilling and evaluation costs, retaining its 30% interest in the Beetaloo Basin with co-venture partners Origin and Sasol.

The principal objectives of the 2015 three well drilling programme are to:
· penetrate the Middle Velkerri formation to assess hydrocarbon saturation and reservoir quality;
· evaluate oil versus gas maturity and determine the most prospective areas and depth window;
· provide further information on the aerial distribution of the target Middle Velkerri formation; and
· collect data points for subsequent vertical/horizontal drilling, completion and production testing.

Formation evaluation and reservoir characterisation will be carried out from these initial three wells through petrophysical interpretation, core analysis, geomechanical studies and stimulation design.


















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