Westside Starts New Meridian SeamGas Drilling Program
Westside has commenced drilling at Meridian SeamGas on the first of a series of new wells to increase production toward 25 Terajoules a day.
The new drilling program comprises three new dual-lateral wells and one up-dip blind lateral well.
Of the seven dual-lateral wells drilled previously, two have achieved production rates exceeding 1 million standard cubic feet a day (scf/d) and another three have achieved prepeak flow rates of more than 675,000 scf/d.
Two rigs have been deployed to drill the new wells including WestSide’s Schramm TXD rig, which will drill the lateral in-seam wells and another provided by EastCore Drilling Services to drill some of the vertical sections.
The Meridian SeamGas joint venture achieved average daily gas sales during June of 13.5TJ/d with new wells now generating approximately 35 per cent of gross daily production.
WestSide has a 51 per cent operating interest in Meridian SeamGas.