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Real Energy encounters gas pays at Tamarama-3

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  • Toolachee and Patchawarra Formations in Tamarama-3 are gas saturated as predicted.
  • Logs interpret combined net pay of 59 m over a 171 m gross Toolachee-Patchawarra section.
  • Tamarama-3 now cased and suspended for fracture stimulation and flow testing.
  • Real Energy well placed to unlock significant value from its perspective Cooper Basin acreage.

Cooper Basin focused oil and gas exploration company Real Energy Corporation Limited has reported the drilling results of the Tamarama-3 well in the Queensland Cooper-Eromanga Basin ATP 927P.

Preliminary wireline log interpretation, together with mud log gas readings and drill cuttings indicate the presence of gas saturated Permian Toolachee and Patchawarra formations at the Tamarama-3 located approximately 520 m West-Northwest from Tamarama-1 at the Patchawarra Formation top level.

The petrophysical evaluation, using standard 5% porosity cut-off for pay calculation of the Basin Centred Gas Play, indicates the well has a combined net pay of 58.9 m true vertical thickness, being 11.6 m of net sandstone gas pay (from a gross 41 m true vertical thickness) in the Toolachee Formation, and 47.3 m of net sandstone gas pay (from gross 130.5 m true vertical thickness) in the Patchawarra Formation.

The gross and net pay thickness encountered in Tamarama-3 are similar to those in Tamarama-1. The gas shows in the Nappamerri Formation, as previously reported, were in a thin sandstone unit with log interpreted net gas pay of less than 1 metre.

The well has now been cased and cemented to the total depth of 2634 m and suspended for fracture stimulation.

Managing Director of Real Energy, Mr Scott Brown commented:

“This is an excellent result which is consistent with our geological model and aligns with the pre-drilling predictions.

“The well is located 520m from Tamarama-1, and most, if not all gas sandstone units in the Toolachee and Patchawarra formations sections in this well could be easily correlated to those in Tamarama-1.

“Real Energy has a significant gas resource. The net pay encountered in both Tamarama-2 and now Tamarama-3 is very attractive for Real Energy and again reinforces our view that the Windorah Gas Field holds considerable unlocked value that we are only just starting to tap.”

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