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Petsec Energy announces preliminary development schedule for Hummer

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Petsec Energy has released the preliminary development schedule for the company’s Hummer Project at Main Pass Blocks 270/273/274 in which it holds a 12.5% working interest. This follows the successful production test of the company’s Main Pass Block 270 #3 BP 01, Hummer discovery well, conducted over a 48 hour flow-back period beginning 16 November 2016.

During the test, flow rates were measured at restricted rates on variable choke sizes. Over the last three hours of the 48 hour test period the well flowed at an average rate of 19.88 million ft3/d and 396 boe/d through a 16/64th in. choke with an average flowing WHP (well-head pressure) of 9753 psi and no formation water. Production rates continued to rise over the duration of the test with a maximum gas rate of 20.5 million ft3/d recorded.

The next stage of development will use the results of the production test to design, fabricate and install a deck section with production facilities on the jacket, lay gas and oil flow lines and connect them to existing oil and gas sales pipeline transportation systems. The company estimates first production from the Hummer project to commence mid-year 2017.

Petsec will continue to update the market on completion of key milestones in the development of the project.

The Main Pass Block 270 # 3 BP 01 well was perforated from 14 100 ft to 14 186 ft measured depth (MD), 14 058 ft to 14 144 ft true vertical depth (TVD) in a sand reservoir. Well logs indicate additional potential reservoirs in the well, which are yet to be tested. These untested sands will be targets of future drilling on the Hummer Project. Significant production occurs for similar reservoirs along trend. Peak production rates from those intervals can exceed 25 million ft/d and 1000 bpd.

Petsec’s Chairman and Managing Director, Terry Fern, commented:

'The success of the Hummer production test confirmed that theHummer Project is a substantial oil and gas discovery with resource potential significantly exceeding the company’s pre-drill mapped upper target estimates. The Hummer development appears to be well timed as both gas and oil prices are substantially higher than at the beginning of the year. US Henry Hub gas prices have moved above US$3.60/thousand ft3 and US WTI above US$50/bbl. We look forward to first commercial gas and oil production from the Hummer Project in Mid-2017.

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