Metgasco invests into Frey-1 Cooper Basin exploration well

Metgasco invests into Frey-1 Cooper Basin exploration well

  • Metgasco joins Senex Energy and Cooper Energy via a farm-in investment into the Frey-1 Area within PEL93 for a 20% working interest.
  • Frey-1 represents a relatively high risk/high return oil exploration objective, with the potential to trigger a revival of exploration in the south-western Cooper Basin.
  • The Frey-1 well spudded at 13.00 on the 23 of September, and has a prognosed total depth of 1,502 metres and is expected to take 11 days to complete.
  • The Frey Prospect represents a large undrilled structure in the South-western Cooper Basin.
  • Total Metgasco investment commitment estimated at < $600,000.
  • Metgasco is currently evaluating certain further associated farm-in opportunities with Senex.

Metgasco Limited (ASX: MEL – “Metgasco” or “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into agreement with Senex Energy and Cooper Energy Limited (together, the JV Parties) by which, depending on the outcome of drilling and testing, Metgasco will farm-in to the Frey-1 Well Area within PEL93 in the South Australian Cooper Basin.

The Frey prospect has the potential for stacked pay in multiple formations. The structure as mapped is a 4-way dip closed anticline evident on all stratigraphic levels. The closure is imaged via 2D seismic exhibiting 30m of closure with an area of 9.5 km2 at the lowest closing contour. Proximal Oil fields within a short distance of the proposed well, enhancing economics and making development of any discovered hydrocarbons both quick and cost effective.

If Metgasco elects, on success, to proceed with the acquisition of the Farmin Interest, the JV Parties will take steps to complete the registration of a PRL over the Frey-1 Area (as per the map below) and Metgasco will be registered as the holder of a 20% participating interest in that PRL.

The agreement is conditional on the usual regulatory approvals being granted.

Metgasco will be responsible for paying 30% of the aggregate costs associated with the drilling of the Frey-1 Well, up to a maximum aggregate (100%) cost of $2m (Metgasco: $600,000)..

Certain further associated assets in the Cooper Basin are currently under evaluation by Metgasco. 

Cooper Basin Exploration ASX Ann 0917


For more information contact: 

Alexander Lang, Executive Chairman

Phone: +61 02 9923 9100


West Perth Office
Level 2, 30 Richardson St.
West Perth, WA 6005

Tel: +61 8 6245 0060
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